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Molly Thompson-Smith, the latest member of the Berghaus Team One of the brightest young stars in climbing has joined the Berghaus team of sponsored athletes. Molly Thompson-Smith, 16, is captain of the British junior climbing team and already has an impressive CV of achievements in lead climbing and bouldering. She joins a team that also includes Sir Chris Bonington, Leo Houlding, Mick Fowler and Karen Darke.
Molly Thompson-Smith, from London, started climbing at the age of eight, after attending a birthday party at the Westway Sports Centre in Kensington. It was immediately clear that Thompson-Smith had a lot of natural talent and she started attending climbing sessions at her local club. Within two years, she had achieved two top ten finishes in the British Regional Youth Climbing Series (BRYCS) finals. Thompson-Smith’s big breakthrough came in 2010 when she became British Lead Climbing Champion and followed that success by winning the British Open Championships and the British Team Trials as well as securing a creditable third place in the British Bouldering Championships. Molly successfully defended her titles the following year and she held all of the major lead climbing titles in Britain for her age group.
Since 2011, Thompson-Smith has continued to achieve outstanding results at both junior and, more lately, senior competitions. She is an ambassador for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), meeting up and coming young climbers, speaking on behalf of the BMC and climbing in general, and making personal appearances
David Heath, Berghaus vice president of product and marketing, comments:
Molly Thompson-Smith adds:
For more information about the Berghaus team of sponsored athletes visit www.berghaus.com. For more details about Molly Thompson-Smith, visit her blog at www.mollythompsonsmith.blogspot.com or follow @MollyTheClimber on Twitter.
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