The expansion of the ATV climbing wall is inevitable so that everyone can enjoy this space. Your participation in this crowdfunding is an important step towards achieving it! Shall we support?
Over a decade ago, a group of climbers, sympathetic to mountaineering, came together to inaugurate a section dedicated to mountain activities within the ATV - Academico de Torres Vedras, an association founded in 1995 that has contributed, together with the whole community, to preserve the taste for sporting, scientific and cultural activities in the city of Torres Vedras. Thus was born the ATV - Mountaineering and Climbing !
To train these activities, the 3 artificial climbing routes were initially used in the São Gonçalo School Pavilion, in Torres Vedras. Over the years, more and more young participants joined the group and the 3 routes gave way to 4. The climbing area was expanded with the construction of a Boulder and a team to compete at the highest national level eventually emerged .
The current climbing wall, despite its limited dimensions, has already hosted the Teen Titans three times, a race to be counted for the Circuit of the Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (FPME) and Block Climbing . It was this Boulder that also allowed the training of athletes such as Mariana Almeida and Vasco Avelar who achieved several titles of champions of the circuit and, thus, a place in the selection of the FPME to compete in the Europeans of the modality in recent years.
But the wall is not just a training stage for competition, it is also a space for those who enjoy climbing as a healthy way to practice sports and a place for socializing and good mood. The number of climbers has been growing rapidly and for everyone's goals to be achieved, increasing the wall is inevitable and your participation in this crowdfunding is an important step towards achieving it.
By participating in this project you will contribute so that more people, especially young people, have access to an individual sports practice that promotes personal overcoming, based on a spirit of group and inclusion, embracing ideals such as sustainable balance of contact with Nature.
With the completion of the enlargement of the wall and its technical improvement, the path is also open for us to be able to receive international events, to bring the opportunity for more young people in an international sports career and perhaps in the near future to bring the Olympic dream to some of them.