Speed climbing - a one-on-one race - is already taken seriously throughout Europe .
Now two of the UK's best young speed climbers - Scots Alexander Bosi, 18, and Ian Bownes, 15 - are to head up a new squad that will compete on an international stage.
The team was launched at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena at Ratho.
Climber Neil Reid said: "It is an exciting sport that is attracting more and more young people."
Picture: Julie Howden