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A Short Film by Teri Limongi
Credit: Epic TV Climbing Daily
Please enjoy my Vlog of the Innsbruck Training Camp I attended thanks to Boost Charitable Trust.
This year saw changes to the GB Paraclimbing Team selection process. The BMC National Paraclimbing Series 2017still ran its 4 rounds during the year but it is not longer the critical factor in deciding the team for the following year. This year a new event was created the ‘GB Paraclimbing Selection Event’ and ran on 24 Feb at Awesome Walls alongside the British Open Youth Competition.
The aim of this event was to allow paraclimbers to specifically try out for the team using IFSC style routes and regulations as well as harder grades. The first event was well supported and proved to be successful although I would say needs a few tweaks regarding timings.
Shortly after the event the new GB Paraclimbing Team 2018 was announced, most of the team last year made it back on this years team with a number of new climbers getting selected for main team and for the development team. The team’s first training day was held at The Quay Climbing Centre, in a very snowy Exeter. The new team members bonded well with the existing team and we look forward to the year ahead.
I am excited to announce a new sponsor, to join those already supporting me. Just Kampers are a local company providing all things Volkswagen to customer’s here in the UK and oversea’s.
A lot of climbers wish for the sort of life style where they can roll out of bed and straight to the base of a climb in beautiful countryside on a regular basis. This is why camper van’s are so popular among climbers everywhere and why I feel this is a good partnership.
Just Kampers, was established in 1989 and, is a well-known brand in the Campervan industry. Principally a supplier and manufacturer of parts for VW’s it caters for vehicles from the early beetle right through to the latest T6. As well as supplying mechanical parts, it also holds a full range of conversion parts and camping and leisure products. Their aim is to allow those of you with a passion for adventure the most wonderful way of travelling to and staying in the places that allow you to realise those dreams. They are inspired by the outdoors and the people that enjoy their passions within it.
A statement from Just Kampers said “We are exceptionally proud to sponsor Matt and have the pleasure of knowing him personally. We have been continually inspired by Matt’s attitude to training, competitions and his ability to move past and control fear. He stands out as a talented, dedicated and confident climber who we are sure will go from strength to strength. We are honoured to support him over the next year and wish him every success.”
Click to read Just Kampers Sponsorship Announcement
I am pleased to announce a new sponsor for 2017 in additional to my existing sponsors Surrey Summit, Climbskin UK and BattleOats. I am proud to announce that Scarpa UK will be supporting me during 2017. It’s a great honour to be chosen by such a prestigious company within the climbing community.
Scarpa produce a range of performance footwear catering for lifestyle, approach, trek, mountain, climb and ski activities. Based in Asolo, Italy Scarpa have been producing hand made boots since 1930 and continue to lead the way in product development with new exciting models and collections continuingly being unveiled. Scarpa has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956 who remain at the forefront of the business.
Scarpa have a wide range of climbing shoes which are constantly at the cutting edge of both design and performance. You can view the full range at www.scarpa.co.uk
Scarpa support Matthew with both climbing and approach footwear.