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This unique children’s picture book was created by climbers, for climbers and anyone in between, to encourage children in the adventurous sport that is Climbing.


The book follows Sophie, an adventurous six year old girl who loves animals and wishes she could climb like they do. It describes the basic movements used in climbing using rhyme and colorful imagery that will help spark any child’s imagination to help them easily understand and remember the basic elements of climbing.


Not a climber or don’t have kids of your own? No worries, this book can be shared with any young child; sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, friends children etc. This book was designed in a way that simplifies climbing down to it’s fundamentals by using a fun and engaging narrative that appeals to a younger audience, yet doesn’t compromise on the technical aspects of climbing. Most importantly the book does not require you to be a climbing enthusiast to understand it and can be read by a novice to a novice. Climbing is for everyone, it is a really unique, exhilarating and adventurous sport.


As a female climber and the only one in my climbing club, I feel that it’s important to introduce more diversity in climbing and by having two female leading characters in the book I wanted to encourage this concept of diversity and belonging in children from a young age.


This book is supported by Irelands local climbing body Mountaineering Ireland as well as by various climbing instructors and coaches. The book first went live in November 2020 via KickStarter with amazing responses to the first edition prints. This book is a teaching aid for children regarding the basic climbing movements you need to know to start your climbing journey, whether its indoor or outdoor, bouldering or climbing, these are you fundamentals.


ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1800490307

'I Want to Climb Like the Animals Do!' Children's Book

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