News 2012

Title: Youth Climbing Series Final - Ozone
Date: 24/04/2012
Youth Climbing Series Final - Ozone

24 April 2012

Last saturday (21st April) saw the final of the Youth Climbing Series take place at the Ozone Belfast. We were expecting big numbers and with 85 people turning out we were well prepared with judges, belayers, demostraters and volunteers!

The route setting took place on Friday with Eddie, Neal, Rob and Paul putting in most of the day to make sure the routes suited all of the competitors. With final adjustments taking place on Saturday morning the team was all set for the competitors who started arriving at 9am!

The buzz and atmosphere throughout the day was electric and the BBC turning up to do an interview with Paul and two competitors Anna Nelson and Ciaran Curran made for a very memorable day.

A big thanks to everyone for making this the most successful Youth Climbing Series to date. Dawson Stelfox, MI board member kindly gave out the prizes to the winners on the day and his words of wisdom will no doubt motivate the young competitors. We would also like to thank the Belfast City Council for the facility on the day!

The prizes were supplied by Alpkit - and Cotswold. Thanks guys.

Full results are available here.

Mountaineering Ireland would like to wish the competitors who are attending the final in June all the best!