Jo Neame - Scarpa

Jo Neame

A climbing birthday party at The Castle Climbing got me hooked on the sport at the age of 9. It started as a hobby, but while every other childhood pass-time dropped off, climbing has stuck with me and at the age of 16 I first began representing GB internationally. I made my first European finals as a youth in 2018 and this year (2019) has been my first full season as a senior. I have enjoyed coaching others and instructing during my gap year to help fund my passion. Moving forwards, I am training with one huge, and yet I believe achievable goal in mind-the 2024 Olympics! Over the next few years I hope to continue building my experience on the World Cup circuit and climbing outdoors a lot more.


-Hometown-

North-East London, UK

-Projects-

IFSC World Cup Circuit and the odd trip outdoors when I find time and it’s not raining! I’m currently studying Film Studies with German at the Uni of Leeds, so when I’m not training or studying, I love watching European cult cinema or running outside.

-Successes-

2nd place at the Senior British Lead Climbing Championships 2019, 44th place at Senior World Lead Climbing Championships 2019, 27th place in round 3 of Boulder World Cup 2019

-Favourite Scarpa-

 Dragos - Being a light climber, I’m a fan of the softer shoe and I find these provide the perfect balance for precision, support and flexibility on the wall. A competition essential.

-No Place Too Far-

Being a born and bred Londoner I haven’t spent enough time outdoors but having just moved to Leeds I had my first taste of the real rock. I’d really like to visit the likes of Margalef and Siurana in Spain as I’ve been told the long, endurance routes would suit my style - I’m addicted to the pump!


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Photo Credit - Nathan Betts, Sam Pratt

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