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UKC Articles 05 Sep 2019
Ian coaching Karin at Mori Park. In March 2019, GB Junior Climbing Team coach Ian Dunn was invited to coach 6 of Asia and Australia's top young climbing athletes at Mori Park in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, on a week-long training camp funded by international financial services company JLL. Climbing participation and competitive expectations are on the rise in Asia and ahead of Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024, these teenagers are setting their sights on representing their countries at Olympic level. Using innovative motion technology and years of experience in coaching, Ian was tasked with helping them to achieve their ambitions. The project was filmed and short profiles of each athlete and Ian were shared on National Geographic's website.

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Mountain Spirit 05 Sep 2019
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I have seen all of the films in this series and they truely inspiring.

Ian believes in people and encourages them to reach their true potential and achieve their ambitions.

I was lucky to go do my BMC Fundamentals 1 and 2 with Ian at Kendal Wall. I had a great time and leant a lot. Ian is a top man. 

Sav

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Justsomeclimber 06 Sep 2019
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Agreed.

Champion as always squawk.

Really interesting vid 

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Mountain Spirit 10 Sep 2019
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Sqwuak is the greatest! He has been so supportive!

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