Live action from the European Bouldering Championships

by BMC Andy Earl Thanks to a live webcast you can watch all the action from the IFSC* European Bouldering Championships 2007 which kicks off today in Birmingham.Some of the best boulderer´s in the world are taking part in the championships being hosted by the BMC as part of Climb 2007 at the Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show at the NEC in Birmingham (16 – 18 March). In the men´s event, reigning British champion Andy Earl will be just one of the home-grown boulderers taking on the likes of Russia?s Salavat Rakhmetov, the current World champion, as well as World Cup champion Jerome Meyer and reigning European champion Daniel Dulac from France. Those who think bouldering at the highest level is a specialist activity may be surprised to learn that Daniel is an international mountain guide. The women´s event may also see a battle for top slot between Russia and France. Reigning European and World Cup champion Olga Bibik, from Russia, will be challenged by France?s Sandrine Levet, five-times World Cup champion. Friday 16th March 11.00 Female QualificationSaturday 17th March 10.00 Male QualificationSunday 18th March 09.30 Semi Finals and FinalsYou can watch it live at You need to register and also Real Player. * International Federation of Sport Climbing