Furnace Industries would like to welcome our lastest sponsored athlete: Andy Turner. His skills and experience dry tooling outdoors and on the competition circuit make him a perfect match for DRY ICE Tools. We look forward to working with Andy to continue to develop indoor ice and mixed climbing training tools of the highest quality.
For 10 years Andy Turner has been at the forefront of winter climbing in the UK. He has many first ascents of the hardest routes to his name, as well as repeats of other cutting edge routes.
Andy’s skills, perfected in the harsh British winters, have been used around the worlds extreme winter landscapes including the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Patagonia and the Norwegian Lofoten Islands. Not content with pushing the standard of mixed rock/ice climbing, he has used his talents and skills to progress the training techniques and standards in a new wave of dry-tooling in the UK.
As an athlete performing at the highest standards - he was also a semi-professional cyclist in his early twenties, Andy is also a qualified Mountaineering Instructor, utilising his skills, experience and knowledge, to enable others to facilitate their own amazing adventures.
Andy additionally gives back to the sport by coaching a number of upcoming climbers including the Great Britain Junior Ice Climbing Team.
Last winter Andy decided he needed a new challenge and decided to put his considerable skills to the test by entering the world of competition climbing.
Setting up the GB Ice Climbing Team, which he manages, coaches and climbs for. In his first season he competed in 4 of the 6 rounds of the Ice World cup. The Ice World Cup circuit has rounds held in South Korea, Russia, Romania, and Switzerland and for 2013 a test event at the Bozeman Ice Festival in the USA.
The 2014 season is looking bigger and better than ever, and Andy would like the opportunity to compete in all six events of the intense World Cup season. This competition will provide the perfect preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where Ice Climbing is included, as a cultural event.
This Olympic Ice Climbing festival is by invitation only. Recognised as one of the planet's top climbers, Andy has been invited as one of only two climbers that will comprise ofthe Great Britain team.
In addition to his work with DRY ICE Tools, Furnace Industries would like to help Andy gain more sponsored support:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Andy is looking for funding support, to enable travel to compete in this seasons world cup circuit ensuring he is at the top of his game, and then realize his dream of going to the Olympics as part of a sport that he loves-competition ready!
WHAT ANDY CAN OFFER YOU?
As a sponsor for the northern hemisphere winter of 2013/14, you will receive some/all of the following dependent on sponsorship level:
1. Branding on all kit and clothing used whilst training and competing (Olympic competition excepted)
2. Branding and links on his website www.andyturnerclimbing.co.uk
3. Social media exposure via Andy’s website and blog
4. Company exposure in press - local and national
5. Access to stunning imagery - through his close relationships with top adventure photographers.
6. Access to Andy’s coaching, teambuilding and UK guiding skills for your company and clients
7. Inspirational Lectures by Andy about his adventures.
8. Company Association with an Olympic athlete, adventurer, and Inspiration
Major Sponsor: Minimum £3000Minor Sponsor: Minimum £250
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