Nine members of the GB Paraclimbing Team travelled to Austria to take part in a Paraclimbing competition. This is the first time that Austria has hosted a paraclimbing world cup.
Imst was the location for this outdoor climbing event.
Started out warm, but cooled down which was better for the climbers. I was feeling a bit nervous as I had never climbed on a wall like this! The competition started at 2pm. I was the last to climb of all the competitors. Knowing that most people had topped the routes, the pressure was on.
Successfully topped all 3 climbs for day 1. By the end of day one the weather was blowing an absolute gale and the climbing structure was rattling well!
Caller – Mark McGowan
Results for Visual Impairment category, B2
1st. Mathieu Barbe. France
2nd Gwynfor Roberts. GB
3rd. John Churcher. GB
A very successful competition for the GB Team. Pleased with my performance only dropped 20 points overall.
Quite a bit of extra weight to bring home.
Looking forward to next event at the end of August, in Arco, Italy.