Fresh after his victory in Mitterdorf at the beginning of August Jim Pope came back to work alongside the setting team on the current Comp Wall set and to continue his training in preparation for the main competition on his calendar. This year Jim will be competing in all three specialities (bouldering, speed and lead) in the beautiful town of Arco, in the north of Italy.
Also from the Squad Eugenie Lee will be competing for the first time in a World Championship, representing Great Britain in Female B bouldering. On Friday 28th August, Eugenie managed to qualify 16th for the semi-finals.
You can read more about the rest of the GB Team competing in Arco, following this link to UK Climbing
To see the results and check the schedule for the World Youth Championship, go to the IFSC website
Best of luck to Jim and Eugenie! CRUSH!
Jim with fellow GB team members pre flight training/testing in the loft (Photo Courtesy of Tricky of NHF)