Robert and Alison Stewart-Patterson proved on the weekend why they are among the nation’s best young climbers.
The brother-and-sister combo from Kamloops competed for the Canadian youth climbing team at the International Federation of Sport Climbing World Youth Championships, which wrapped up on Saturday, Sept. 1, in Singapore.
Robert placed 23rd in speed climbing and 38th in lead climbing in the male youth A category (ages 16 and 17).
Alison placed 29th in lead climbing in the junior female division (ages 18 and 19).
Robert was the only Canadian to qualify in both the lead and speed disciplines.
He will head to the IFSC World Climbing Championships, which run from Wednesday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 16, in Paris, France.