The British Mountaineering Council
In support of the IFSC as it continues to promote Sport Climbing, ahead of the IOC’s final decision in August 2016

The BMC are a national body that promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. They support events and specialist programmes including youth and excellence and manage and regulate an ethical code of conduct that encourages safe and responsible climbing. Additionally, the BMC are the leading authority in the UK for all things sport climbing and via the competition community they promote a comeradery and respect for both people and property. The BMC also run and manage the GB climbing teams and are responsible for national competitions, team selection and training events. They coach and nurture Britain’s best sport climbers, support them in both national and internation competitions and in the event of a favourable decision by the IOC in August will be at the central of all preparations for 2020.

BMC
The GB Climbing Team
Nurturing talent from identification to winning on the world stage

As sport climbing increases in popularity in the UK, then so does interest in our national teams. Over the last few years, our position on the world stage has slowly been improving with rankings of sixth, fourth and fifth respectively for GB Senior Bouldering, GB Junior Bouldering and GB Senior Lead Climbing teams.

British climber Shauna Coxsey is ranked second in the world in the senior female bouldering ranks, lead climber Molly Thompson-Smith is ranked number one in the world in female Youth A category and Fran Brown is currently the paraclimbing world champion. As more and more podium places in international competitions come for our team members, the taste of success is sweet as we look forward in anticipation to the potential Olympics opportunity. As the Climb2020 campaign unfolds, expect to discover more about the thoughts of GB team members on how they feel about representing their country as Olympians.

GB-team
Molly-Thompson-Smith

Molly
Thompson-Smith

Jen-Wood

Jen
Wood

Jim-Pope

Jim
Pope

William-Bosi

William
Bosi

Dave-Barrans

Dave
Barrans

Peter-Dawson

Pete
Dawson

Male-Blank

Luke
Dawson

Connor-Byrne

Connor
Byrne

Alex-Waterhouse

Alex
Waterhouse

Female-Blank

Natalie
Berry

Ben-West

Ben
West

Female-Blank

Tyler
Landman

Dave-Barrans

Dave
Barrans

Nathan-Phillips

Nathan
Phillips

Hamish-Potokar

Hamish
Potokar

Billy-Ridal

Billy
Ridal

Shauna-Coxsey

Shauna
Coxsey

Leah-Crane

Leah
Crane

Molly-Thompson-Smith

Molly
Thompson-Smith

Tara-Hayes

Tara
Hayes

Jen-Wood

Jen
Wood

Aidan-Roberts

Aidan
Roberts

Alex-Waterhouse

Alex
Waterhouse

Michaela-Tracy

Michaela
Tracy

Josh-Ibbertson

Josh
Ibbertson

Daniel-Smith

Daniel
Smith

Hamish-McArthur

Hamish
McArthur

James-Bateman

James
Bateman

Emily-Phillips

Emily
Phillips

Kitty-Morrison

Kitty
Morrison

Isabelle-Adams

Isabelle
Adams

Pippa-Watkin

Pippa
Watkin

David-Taylor

David
Taylor

Aiden-Dunne

Aiden
Dunne

Severin-Domela

Severin
Domela

Sam-Oakes

Sam
Oakes

Kieran-Forest

Kieran
Forrest

Hannah-Slaney

Hannah
Slaney

Jo-Neame

Jo
Neame

Rebecca-Kinghorn

Rebecca
Kinghorn

William-Bosi

William
Bosi

Jim-Pope

Jim
Pope

Aidan-Roberts

Aidan
Roberts

Peter-Dawson

Pete
Dawson

Alex-Waterhouse

Alex
Waterhouse

Molly-Thompson-Smith

Molly
Thompson-Smith

Kirsten-Pyper

Kirsten
Pyper

Elissa-Bryant

Ellissa
Bryant

Angus-Davidson

Angus
Davidson

Alex-Waterhouse

Alex
Waterhouse

Luke-Murphy

Luke
Murphy

Jim-Pope

Jim
Pope

James-Mabon

James
Mabon

William Bosi

William
Bosi

Ed-Mabon

Ed
Mabon

Aidan-Roberts

Aidan
Roberts

Billy-Ridal

Billy
Ridal

Tara-Hayes

Tara
Hayes

Molly-Thompson-Smith

Molly
Thompson-Smith

Sidonie-Graham

Sidonie
Graham

Flo-Tilley

Flo
Tilley

Tommy-Matthews

Tommy
Matthews

George-Morris

George
Morris

Dominic-Vincent

Dominic
Vincent

Jack-Ramsden

Jack
Ramsden

Max-Milne

Max
Milne

Hannah-Slaney

Hannah
Slaney

Imogen-Horrocks

Imogen
Horrocks

Silvia-Barrett

Silvia
Barrett

Alexia-Basch

Alexia
Basch

Eugenie-Lee

Eugenie
Lee

Gwyneth-Uttley

Gwyneth
Uttley

Izzie-Hough

Izzie
Hough

Nathan-Whaley

Nathan
Whaley

Hamish-McArthur

Hamish
McArthur

Martha-Lubczynskyj

Martha
Lubczynskyj

Holly-Toothill

Holly
Toothill

Emily-Phillips

Emily
Phillips

Dave-Bowes

Dave
Bowes

John-Churcher

John
Churcher

Phil-Mitchell

Phil
Mitchell

Sianagh-Gallagher

Sianagh
Gallagher

Male-Blank

Martin
Heald

Female-Blank

Esme
Harte

Female-Blank

Isabella
Walsh

Male-Blank

Matthew
Phillips

The IFSC
The International Federation of Sport Climbing

The IFSC is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization whose main objectives are the direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of climbing competitions around the world. Addittionally, they are the authority on all climbing matters related to the 2020 Olympics and the proposal put forward to the IOC. Through their web site, the Climb2020 campaign is following the progress as and when news is released and becomes available.

IFSC-Website
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