After a long wait, the news we have all been waiting for has come through. On 15 June, 2018 the Australian Olympic Committee announced the addition of Ned Middlehurst to the Australian Youth Olympic Team making history as the first Sport Climber competing as part of the Youth Olympic Game programme.
Sport Climbing Victoria caught up with Middlehurst on his selection:
“I’m very happy to have been given the opportunity to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. It has been a long wait since mid-October last year when I qualified for the spot in Noumea by winning the Combined event at the Oceania Championships, but I would say it’s been worth the wait!
“It will be really cool to compete against some of the strongest Juniors from around the world too, as only the best from each region get to go.
“It’s going to be really different from World Youth Championships as it won’t be a huge category so I’ll get to know my competitors really well. I’ll also be taking Will Hammersla as my coach and trainer for the duration of the comp so it’s going to awesome!”
Middlehurst will head to Buenos Aires to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 6 – 18 October, 2018 with climbing being held from 7-10 October, 2018.
After the competitors all went home we had the big job of packing up after the Australian Boulder Climbing Championships.
Antoine Moussette from Radest Productions has a chat with Will Hammersla & Romain Thevenot about the event while they were working.
Sport Climbing Victoria would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, officials and sponsors of the 2015 Australian Boulder Climbing Championships.
We hope that you all had as much fun as we did, it wouldn’t have been the same without you.
In case you were wondering, here are a few of the things that went into our event…
600 sqm of marquee, 4 Tonnes of steel frame, 1000 bolts, 10,000 T-nuts holes, 50,000 hits of the hammer, 10,000 t-nuts, 4 tonnes of ply, 3 saw blades, 900 angle cuts in plywood, 72 litres of paint, 89 pages of engineering drawings, 4400 hours of volunteer labour, 175 home cooked meal deliveries, 24 drill bits, 340 cans of diet coke, 2 reams of paper, 1 printer cartridge, one AGM, 20 hours of DJing, 240 bottles of water, 248 registrations, 400 metres of tape, 860 holds, 40 volumes, 4 mega volumes, 230 sqm of mats, 500 spectator seats, 17 hours of live stream, 4 terabites of film, 78 problems, 336 score sheets, 1125 paper clips, 400 computer documents, 7 iphone cables, 1.5km of cables, 13 sponsors, 210 sqm of wall, 19,700 timelapse photos, 59 facebook updates, thousands of emails, texts and messenger conversations!!
Until next time…
Sport Climbing Victoria is very happy that Radest Productions are working with Climb Media to bring us the live stream for the Australian Boulder Climbing Championships.
Who is Radest Productions?
The brainchild of Antoine Moussette a former employee at K2 Basecamp and an extremely active member within the climbing community. Radest Productions is an audio visual content agency that produces video and social media campaigns. Our aim being to produce audio visual content for the for outdoor and extreme sports enthusiasts.
The other members of the team are
Angela Davies: Graphic Artist
Patrik Banda: Cameraman, editor and director
Daniel Gordon: Training Guru
Paul Pagoldh: Social media and event coordinator
Frank Petsch: Photographer and camera Guru
John J. O’brien: Public relations and Wild Country and Red Chilli Athlete Lewis Templar: Editor and Cameraman
jSun: Studio & Sound design
Henk Morgans: DMM Goal Zero sponsored athlete
What we do
Radest production seeks to work with a company or brand to develop a media strategy with objectives and a timeline based on specific needs and nature of the product, allowing the product or brand to better engage, participation and sharing within its target audience.
First we want to design a strategy and timeline in order to achieve our goals, next our team will look after the technical process of filming, editing and producing the content. Then it’s back into the digital world where we publish and optimise the content and push it out to the necessary channels to connect it with your audience.
Climb Media is excited to be the live stream provider for the 2015 Australian Boulder Climbing Championships. If you can’t make it to the event in Ballarat on October 9-11 then be sure to jump online and check out the action. Keep an eye on the SCV & Climb Media websites and social media for the broadcast link.
Working with camera operators from Radest Productions, this will be the second ever live streamed climbing competition in Australia. We can’t wait to bring you the best bouldering action in this season culminating competition.
Climb Media is a niche business providing audio visual, photography, videography, installation services, and technical support across Australia. Climb Media works in partnership with a diversity of professionals and passionate people, combining different skill sets for projects including live broadcasts, film festivals, conferences, sporting and other events.
The business is owned and operated by Chris Hampton. Chris has worked in the the audio visual and entertainment industries for close to 10 years, with a Bachelor of Recording Arts and a Diploma in Technical Production. Chris has extensive and varied experience, including working on large international events such as the Doha Asian Games, and the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Contact Chris to discuss your event, big or small we can provide the staff, equipment and support that you need.
Contact: Chris Hampton, Owner/Operator, Climb Media
Phone: 0417 121 356