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Bristol Inclusive Climbing Festival- 28-29th Aug 2014

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This summer will see the first ever Bristol Inclusive Climbing Festival, a two day event that aims to showcase the accessibility and availability of climbing for people who are deaf, disabled or who find access to adventure sports challenging.

BIC fest will be hosted at The Climbing Academy and Redpoint Climbing Centre on the 28th and 29th August between 12 – 8pm.   The festival is free to all participants, who have a choice of attending one or both days.

The days will include free tasters and tours, stands from organisations such as iDID Adventure and Access Bristol as well as Climbers Against Cancer.   There will also be guest speakers and representatives from the BMC on hand to motivate and inspire visitors.

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Although it’s early days BIC fest has received great support from sponsors such as Access Bristol, and iDID Adventure; who are helping to make the day as successful as possible.

Paraclimbing in the UK and indeed across the globe has seen great achievements recently.  TCA and Redpoint hope that in demonstrating how adaptive climbing can be people will be inspired to try out the sport for themselves and get involved in the ever growing community.

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The event will be deaf-friendly with a volunteer BSL communicator on hand in addition to an onsite physiotherapist at The Climbing Academy and instructors trained in deaf-awareness, inclusive communications and sight-guiding (TCA).

28/08/14 – The Climbing Academy, Charlton Street, Bristol, BS5 0FD

29/08/14 – Redpoint Climbing Centre, 40 Winterstoke Road, Bristol, BS3 2NW

For more information visit:

http://www.theclimbingacademy.com/bristol-inclusive-climbing-fes/

https://www.facebook.com/bristolinclusiveclimbingfestival

Contact: Rosa (TCA) and Rose (Redpoint) on bicfestival@gmail.com

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