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Rebecca Kinghorn with her climbing equipment.
Rebecca Kinghorn with her climbing equipment.

A BUCHAN girl has been chosen to be part of the GB Climbing Team.

Rebecca Kinghorn, (13), who lives in Cruden Bay, has been climbing competitively for four years and competed in a number of major UK competitions this year.

In the last 12 months, Rebecca has won the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition in Glasgow, the British Youth Climbing Series Final and the British Open Youth Leading Competition at EICA Edinburgh.

As a result of these achievements, Rebecca was selected to join the GB Climbing Team, with climbing set to be introduced at the next Olympics in 2016.

Rebecca trains at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen, where 8-16 year-olds can practice climbing. Rebecca’s family are also involved in the sport, including her dad, Scott, and younger brother Alistair (12),. all of whom are members of Granite City Rock Stars climbing club.

Rebecca competes against young people of the same age and has topped all competitions in her age range. Now she is part of the national Climbing Team, Rebecca will have the chance to participate in international competitions.

Commenting, Rebecca said: “I enjoy climbing very much. But I haven’t decided if I want to pursue it as a career.”

Mum, Lily, added: “We are very proud of Rebecca and we are excited about her being selected. She has sacrificed a lot of her time and deserves to do well.