Climbing "Up" for Honda

Talented Art student Imogen Horrocks, previously at Bohunt School has been the featured climber on a recent TV advert for the new Honda Civic. She is part of the British Youth Bouldering Team and was chosen from many after audition. Imogen has been bouldering, a competitive form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses, for about six years and started locally at Alton Sports Centre. She then advanced to climbing at White Spider Climbing in Tolworth where she was coached until last year. They have since become her sponsors. Imogen is part of the GB team and has competed on the national and international stage. She competes in all of the three main disciplines, bouldering (climbing without ropes), lead climbing (with ropes) and speed and one day hopes to represent the country at the Olympics.

Imogen’s sponsors informed her of the chance to feature in the Honda ad and she attended audition in which she had to climb to demonstrate all her impressive skills and advocate the idea of the advert to challenge yourself and push yourself to your limit. Once she had been chosen she was flown out to Romania for a week’s filming (although the car was filmed in Madrid!). After College Imogen is planning to take a gap year and is concentrating on her climbing and undertaking coaching qualifications. She is in talks with Honda about the use of a Civic to travel the world!

Watch Imogen in action