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  • World Number 1

    FRAN BROWN Sep 22, 2014

    Last week I got back from the 2014 Climbing World Championships. A full report from the competition can be found here: The competition was mixed for me with some good points, such as climbing well and not making mistakes,[…]

  • World Youth Championships: watch live streaming

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Sep 22, 2014

    With team captain and BMC ambassador Molly Thompson-Smith leading the charge, the GB Junior Lead Climbing Team has high hopes for the IFSC World Youth Championships, which are currently taking place on the idyllic Pacific island of New Caledonia; and[…]

  • Gijon, Spain

    John Churcher Sep 19, 2014

    Wow what a week!I headed off to Spain on Sunday 7th September for my first World Championships. Arrived mid afternoon, to warm but rainy conditions. Wasn't prepared for rain.Registration and medicals on Monday, a 3 hour wait for a few[…]

  • Summer roundup – new and old things

    Connor Byrne Sep 19, 2014

    Senior GB Team in Chamonix, photo John EllisonAfter a couple of days rest from the Senior World Cup in Chamonix I travelled down to London for the Youth Open. It was boiling in London, reaching 34oC per the car whilst[…]

  • Ice cream and sunshine

    Gracie Martin Sep 18, 2014

    This year has been different.  I have spent more time outdoors over the summer, instead of being on the European circuit.  I think its done me good, and made me realise why I climb.  Made me appreciate that climbing is[…]

  • Nanjing 2014

    Jennifer Wood Climbing Sep 16, 2014

       This year has been a big one for my climbing. I made the decision to switch from route climbing to bouldering and it has really paid off. I noticed improvements straight away by focussing on bouldering and getting stronger[…]

  • Another visit to the mansion

    Gracie Martin Sep 14, 2014

    Time has run away with me and I suddenly realised we are in the middle of September!  and I remembered that I hadn't written anything about the most fun comp I have been to this year - the DWS event[…]

  • GB Junior Bouldering Team storm to dramatic 2014 season climax

    The BMC Articles, Competitions Sep 12, 2014

    The GB Junior Bouldering Team has yet again proved its potential in its European campaign, as William Bosi takes silver in Langenfeld and Dominic Vincent bronze in Arco. Junior Bouldering Team manager and coach Tom Greenall reports.

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.