Leah has been climbing since she was five, and is most well known for her outdoor bouldering and results on the competition scene. She has turned her hand to traditional climbing, deep water soloing and ice, but sport climbing and bouldering are her favourite disciplines.
She is currently competing on the Bouldering World Cup circuit, with her first result being 7th; only one place off reaching the final.
In 2009 she claimed the crown of British Bouldering Champion, and then went on to travel Europe leading the life of a full time climber. She returned home and successfully defended her title in 2010, before her life in her words “took a grown up turn with a full time job and a mortgage”.
Hugh Harris, Marmot UK's Sales Director said: "It's fantastic to attract an accomplished athlete of Leah's calibre to be part of our Pro Team. As one of the UK's strongest female climbers she is already very well known and will be a great ambassador for our Brand. What makes her even more of an asset to Marmot is the excellent retail and apparel experience she has gained from working within the outdoor industry during the last 2 years. Marmot is continuing to grow its market share in the UK and she'll be invaluable to help us effectively communicate our Brand story and technical product knowledge to the ever growing number of retail staff we are working with."
Leah Crane said: "I can't express the excitement I have for joining the Marmot family; both their UK team in Kendal and their world renowned athlete team. Marmot's heritage is rich and authentic and I feel privileged to be a part of it. I look forward to meeting everyone involved from sales staff in stores, through to Marmot's international team. When I'm not working for Marmot, I'll be travelling the world on Marmot Adventures realising my full potential as a climber, wearing a brand I know and trust."
Marmot's UK athlete team also includes:
Steve McClure, Lucy Creamer, Jack Geldard, Ricky Bell and Neil Mawson