Q&A wth Lucy

Tell us about your connection with climbing?

Climbing is a passion for me and my family. I climb indoors with my children three times per week; and outdoors as often as time and the Scottish weather allows. My eldest daughter is a successful youth competition climber, whilst my younger two children are just starting to take part in climbing competitions. I am a member of the Glasgow Gorillas.

How long have you been involved in climbing/ mountaineering?

I have a lifelong love of the outdoors and grew up hill walking in Yorkshire, North Wales and The Peak District. I moved to Scotland in 2003 in part to spend more time having adventures outdoors. I had my first experience of climbing at a parent learn to climb course in 2015, and have been a regular volunteer with ClimbScotland since January 2017.

Why do you like climbing/ mountaineering?

I love that climbing is a social sport: that it's fun, sociable, supportive and inclusive of ability and age. There are so many different ways to enjoy climbing and mountaineering: whilst my kids love competition climbing my heart is outdoors. Climbing turns the outdoor world into a natural playground, one day I hope to be able to climb a multi-pitch sea-stack.

What made you want to join the ClimbScotland team?

As a parent and volunteer I am really impressed by ClimbScotland’s work and realise much of this is only possible through the support of many dedicated and talented volunteers; I am very proud to be part of this team.

What is your role?

I am the Director for ClimbScotland. I work with the ClimbScotland staff team and sit on the Moutaineering Scotland Board. ClimbScotland is part of Mountaineering Scotland, and is the Governing Body for Sport Climbing in Scotland. The Director role is a voluntary position.

What do you like about working with the team?

The ClimbScotland team are expert and passionate about climbing and mountaineering. They are fun, supportive, inclusive and eager to share their knowledge and love of climbing with everyone from first time climbers all the way through to Olympic hopefuls.

What is your main ambitions with your role?

To work with the ClimbScotland and Mountaineering Scotland team to support the next 4-year Strategic Planning cycle and develop climbing as a sport in Scotland.

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