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Climbing

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people regularly using indoor climbing walls. (156637)

Data from the 2005-06 Sport England Active People survey showed that 37,710 adults (16 years and over) participated at least once in the last four weeks in indoor climbing.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people who regularly take part in mountaineering, including rock climbing and fell walking. (156638)

Data from the 2005-06 Sport England ‘Active People’ survey showed that 146,600 adults (16 years and over) regularly participated in mountaineering including climbing and fell walking. ‘Active People’ regards participating at least once in the last four weeks as regular participation.