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Latest BMC comps news and team blogs

  • Momentum Magazine

    FRAN BROWN Oct 22, 2014

    Momentum magazine recently featured a biographical piece on me. I even made the cover! Check it out here:

  • Fontainebleau

    FRAN BROWN Oct 22, 2014

    A couple of weeks ago It was my 30th birthday, so to celebrate, (or should that be commiserate), I hired the boulder bus and along with 13 friends headed to Font for a weekends bouldering. The weather was spectacular all[…]

  • Crag X Support

    Gracie Martin Oct 20, 2014

    Over the past few weeks I have secured a deal with Crag X, a local climbing shop, based in Sheffield.  They have always been super friendly, and so to have them on board is brilliant!  All the staff are really[…]

  • European and WorldJunior Competitions 2014

    Rebecca Kinghorn Oct 18, 2014

    After a very stressful, busy few months from March to May revising for my National 5 exams and training for the two European Youth Comps in June in Edinburgh and Imst, I was relieved, happy, thrilled and more to have[…]

  • The ups and the downs

    Alex Waterhouse Climbing Oct 17, 2014

    I’ve had a tough one in the last few months. After finishing last year on a high with a 5thplace in the Norway EYC, I was psyched for this year. I was in the first year of A in Norway,[…]

  • Back outside.

    John Churcher Oct 13, 2014

    I finally made it back outside after many months of trainging for competitions. With comp season over i managed to get out back onto real rock. I went to Yarncliff where i seconded 2 routes and lead a severe. It[…]

  • Dealing with disappointment

    Molly Thompson Smith Oct 9, 2014

    Hannah gets her case! This year, the World Youth Championships was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. For those of you who don't know where Nouméa is (I had no clue!), its a couple hours to the right of Australia... so literally[…]

  • EYBC Austria, WYCC Noumea, New Caledonia, BLCC & BSCC Sheffield

    William Bosi Climbing Blog Oct 9, 2014

    Oh dear - I've not kept up to date with my blog again. Sometimes it's very hard to juggle training, comps, school and homework - and climbing always wins over writing!  Much has happened since I last blogged - so[…]

Laurence Dare

Age in 2013: 14 years old.

Best competition result: BMC Paraclimbing Series winner 2013 in Autism category.

Disability - Autistic spectrum disorder and learning difficulties.

Why do you climb: Climbing is exciting, fun and amazing. It makes me feel happy and is something I can do well.

Influences: I only started climbing in November 2012. Tom Hudson my High Sports instructor is an amazing guy. He puts a lot of effort into helping me with my climbing. He also encouraged me to enter the BMC Paraclimbiing competitions.

Aims and ambitions: My aim is to improve my climbing and do the most difficult walls. I also would like to win lots of competitions.