News 2013

Title: Youth Climbing Series - Grand Final
Date: 17-06-2013
System Date: 17-06-2013

Over three hundred young climbers for all over the UK and Ireland competed at the Grand Final of the 2013 Youth Climbing Series on Saturday 15th of June.

Mountaineering Ireland was represented at the competition by a full squad of thirty climbers. These thirty young climbers worked hard to earn their position on the squad for the Grand Final and on the day they gave everything they had.

For any young climber to reach this level of competition is an amazing achievement. To compete at this level and to do well is testament to their dedication, hard work and talent. There were many excellent individual results with five climbers taking top ten positions; Cormac D’Aughton 6th Boys E, Sakara Thurston 8th Girls C, Carson Carnduff 4th Boys C, Eoin Acton 5th Boys A and Jamie Rankin 8th Boys A.

As well as these excellent individual results the team improved it’s ranking by two places from last year, proof of the increase in the general standard across the team.

Thanks to the BMC and EICA Ratho for hosting the competition. Thanks to all the parents who travelled with and supported the climbers at the competition. Thanks to all the people who helped prepare all the young climbers on their way to the Grand Final. Thanks also to Mountaineering Ireland Climbing Team coach Eddie Cooper for all his guidance and encouragement leading up to and during the competition.

To see the full results for the please click here.