Para Climbing Championships

I have to say rather ashamedly that I never knew there was a para climbing championship in the UK let alone the world. Until UKC ran this video on the British Champion. I know a  local guy Nik Royale who has cerebal pawsey trained to be a climbing wall award holder and succeeded in qualifying. Similarly Jamie Andrews a quadraple amputy has passed his Mountain Leader Award.

This video is great though and shows how Fran Brown a wheelchair user who partially lost the use of her legs in an accident has taken to climbing. I have just read her blog, and she is going to be part of the Para Olympics opening ceremony tonight. She can also perform one armers, I an already jealous of that strength!

What I think is really interesting is it shows that climbing is an inclusive sport for everyone. Given the debate around climbing as an Olympic Sport. It can only count in our favour that we also have Parallel competition climbing.

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