Introducing Emma Powell
In the past 8 or so years Emma has moved towards Dry tooling (involving the use of crampons and ice axes on rock), ice climbing and most recently started to dip her toes into Scottish winter climbing. The physical act of climbing and projecting for Emma allows her to find a positive outlet and when projecting a route she even finds herself in almost a meditative state. Emma’s ultimate goal is to keep pursuing her climbing in all disciplines and continue exploring her other sporting passions, which includes running.
2022 - First and only British female to climb a D12 (Guardian of the underworld)
2021 - UIAA Bern Ice climbing European cup placed 14th, highest British Female placing at this competition.
2020 - First British woman to climb the route Quick Release M11, The Works (Hodge close). In addition competed in her first UIAA senior World Ice climbing competition/ Senior European championships, she placed 29st in the world cup competition and 21st in the European championships.
2019 - Mixed Masters dry tooling competition (UK), placed First in both the female and male competition.
2018 – Ranked 1st in Britain for Dry Tooling in senior female category
2014 - 2017 – Competed in U16 Youth World Ice Climbing Championships ever year, ranking in top 10 each time.