Will Bosi: From Competition Climbing To Scotland’s Hardest Sport Route

‘Free At Last’ charts the professional climber’s move away from the limelight to discover new heights outdoors

Feature type Video

Read time 2 mins

Published May 15, 2023

Photographer Band of Birds

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Will Bosi was one of the UK’s very best male competitive Sport Climbing athletes. In 2018, Will became the first British male athlete to make a Lead Climbing final in nearly 30 years and in 2020, he just missed out on a spot at the Tokyo Olympics.

Competing at the highest level however came at a price, and Will made the difficult decision to step away from the limelight of competition climbing to pursue a career outside.

In this short film by Band Of Birds, Free at Last charts Adidas TERREX/Five Ten athlete Will’s journey walking away from competitive climbing to finding new heights outdoors. The film features Will’s journey to Czech Republic to explore the Moravsky Kras region under tutelage from icon Adam Ondra, through to Will’s ascent of the hardest Sport Climbing route in Scotland, ‘Free at Last’ 9a+. This ascent marked a key milestone in Will’s journey from the pressures of competition to creating his own path and finding his identity outdoors.

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