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Summit to shout about for Natalie

Members of the GB and French Youth Climbing teams were training on competition standard walls at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho ahead of the IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships in September. Pictured (left to right) are some of the Scottish girls that qualified for the British team Natalie Berry (18), from Glasgow, Eleanor Hopkins (14), from Stirling and Rachel Carr (14), from Edinburgh.  25th July 2010. Picture by JANE BARLOW

Members of the GB and French Youth Climbing teams were training on competition standard walls at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho ahead of the IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships in September. Pictured (left to right) are some of the Scottish girls that qualified for the British team Natalie Berry (18), from Glasgow, Eleanor Hopkins (14), from Stirling and Rachel Carr (14), from Edinburgh. 25th July 2010. Picture by JANE BARLOW

BEARSDEN climber Natalie Berry (above) took first place at last weekend’s Championnat Departemental Isere climbing competition in France.

The victory now ensures the 20-year-old’s place in next month’s Regional Finals in Rhone.

Natalie’s mum Sue was thrilled with Natalie’s accomplishment.

She said: “She’s delighted with her win; there was four rounds, then the final and she topped each one.

“There was some strong competition from the French climbers, including a speed climbing champion.

“She will be attending more competitions while she is in France which works out great because she is on placement for her Languages Degree in French and German.

“She’s also been told the firm she works for, Entre-Prise, said they would employ her at the drop of a hat which means she can continue to design climbing walls as well as translating projects for the company.

“But this latest win will be yet another trophy to add to Natalie’s collection.”

Meanwhile, veteran Bearsden climber Gordon Lacey took second place in the Scottish Tooling Series final in Aviemore last weekend.

For the seasoned competitor, the event was his first attempt at the series but nevertheless he took the runner-up prize in the Male Vets category.

 

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