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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.