Climbing World Championships, Avilés, Spain

by Tina Gardner Members of the GB Team are competing at the Climbing World Championships this week (17 – 23 September) in Avilés, Spain. Adrian Baxter, Gaz Parry and Kate Mills are representing Great Britain in the leading competition.185 lead climbers are competing in the qualification round.Gaz goes to the World Championships on hot form.This summer he retained his British Lead Climbing Championship title and won the British Bouldering Championships. Gaz has also won three international events this year – the E9 Masters in Norway, the Outdoor Games in Interlaken and very recently the prestigious Rockmaster in Italy.Adrian Baxter came second in the British Lead Climbing Championships this summer in Blackpool. Gaz Parry, Dave Barrans, Audrey Seguy, Mark Croxall and Kate Mills are in the line up for the bouldering comp which starts on today. For more on the Championships see the official website at and have your spanish dictionary at the ready!Or for those with sharp eyesight, spot the Union Jack in the top right hand corner of the homepage and click on that for the English version! ( Source: BMC )