VISUALLY impaired people in East London put themselves to the test when they took part in a rock climbing session.

East London Vision (ELVis), in partnership with Metro Blind Sport, ran a rock climbing taster session for ELVis service users and others at The Castle Climbing Centre in Hackney.

ELVis Service Development and Delivery Project Coordinator Nicola Stokes said it was a very successful trip with many people being able to reach the top of the walls they climbed, and everyone having a brilliant time.

“It’s been great to see the enthusiasm that everyone has shown; they’ve all done themselves proud,” Nicola said.

She thanked the volunteers and instructors who helped the day run smoothly.

Nicola said ELVis was looking into various avenues to allow the participants, and others interested in rock climbing, to be able to practice the sport on a regular basis.

A participant said they had a fantastic trip and had done lots of climbing as well as made new friends – ticking off their goals for the day.

The activity was funded by a grant from the Primary Club.