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Para-climbing Call to The Wall

Posted: 6th December 2017

Paraclimber, Keith Lynch helps launch Paraclimbing Cup at EICA Ratho Finalcrux-9A come and try session for para-climbers is being held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 7-9pm.

Organised by Climb Scotland and the EICA, this will be the first get together for the Scottish Paraclimbing Club, who will be running the ‘Come and Try Paraclimbing’ session.

During the session, qualified staff will be on hand with access to specialist equipment to enable anyone with a disability to have a go and hopefully to get involved in this sport long-term.

The ambition for the club is to have weekly climb meets, club trips to various indoor venues, coaching sessions, outdoor climbing trips and training opportunities for members and volunteers.

Victoria McWhannell, Events Manager at Ratho said: “After the really successful Paraclimbing Cup that was held in September, alongside the IFSC World Cup, we have seen an appetite for sessions that might encourage people with disabilities to get into this sport.

“At the September event, out of the 204 competitors there were 42 men and 17 women that participated within the Paraclimbing Cup, which far exceeded our expectations. These competitors, despite their different disabilities which included visual impairments, amputations and health conditions, had different stories to tell and a common love of climbing. They were truly inspirational to everyone watching.”

Places are subject to availability and booking is advisable. Call 0131 333 6305 or email: bookings.eica@edinburghleisure.co.uk to book.

With 30+ venues including 10 swimming pools, 14 gyms, 1 climbing arena and 800+ classes per week, Edinburgh Leisure is the ‘biggest club in town’ providing the widest range of fitness classes, state of the art facilities and community based programmes across the capital, creating opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more.

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