Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Grand Finale

After qualifying in the regional rounds held throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, 189 competitors - the most ever - took part in an amazing final at the Wolf Mountain Climbing Centre in Wolverhampton on 25th June.

As the grand finale of the whole series this is a truly awesome event.

This year, one hundred and eighty nine (yes, that's right... 189!) finalists qualified through the regional rounds held in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland during spring time when over 600 young people, another record number, took part.

The turn out on the day was a massive record as well with virtually all competitors taking up their invitation to take part in the final. Additionally, most competitors were accompanied by 2 or 3 supporters - some even more - so you can imagine the vast space required to accommodate that number of people.

The whole event was absolutely fantastic with competitors and parents having a great day and those competing giving of their very best.

The standards of climbing in the series continues to rise each year and this year was no exception with some amazing individual performances and London and South East Area taking the team prize.

Thanks to all the sponsors who supported both the BMC and Wolf Mountain in putting on this event. These include Virgin Trains, Lyon Equipment, Mammut, Evolve, V12, Entre-prises, Rab, Wild Country. A full list of sponsors appears on the Wolf Mountain website and in the event programme produced by Wolf Mountain.

There were several additional attractions organised by Wolf Mountain Climbing Centre including, an outdoor wall, live bands, barbeques, and camping all centred round the Youth Climbing Series Final.

For More Photo click here and there are some Video's here and here

More information: what is the BMC Youth Climbing Series?

Full results as a pdf are here

Friday, June 10, 2011

Training Hard

It is not long know till the BMC Youth Climbing Series Finals are held at wolfmountain. The Midlands Youth team have been training hard ready for the comp on the 25th June.

Jonathan Will ( will be the one of the offical photographer for the day and here are some of his test shots of the kids training hard.