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Ambassadors

Climbers Against Cancer are lucky to have a number of dedicated ambassadors from the climbing world who all believe passionately in our project and actively promote the charity. These people selflessly represent CAC across the world at climbing events and fundraisers to raise awareness and encourage others to participate.

Athlete

Stanislav Kokorin

Athlete Ambassador
Stanislav Kokorin is no small name in the speed climbing front. Kokorin's medal count is sky-high. As a 3 time champion in the IFSC World Cup, 2 time silver medalist and 3 time bronze medalist he has continued to display impeccable and consistent mastery of the sport. With a total medal count of 27, which is an assortment of gold, silver and bronze medals, his victories are no mean feat. His championships are not only limited to the IFCS World Cup but they go as far as the World Championships, World Games, European Championship, Asia X-Games, USA Championship, Central Asia Championship, Fajr Master Cup, Germany Speed Cup, Dubai Speed Cup and IFCS Rock Masters.
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StaSa Gejo

Athlete Ambassador
Her father, Slobadan Gejo, is both a sport and an alpine climber. Her mother, Vesna Pavlovic, was successfully competing in sport climbing until 2006, and for her results on Balkan climbing competitions she is categorized as an internationally ranked athlete. Sister, Ana Gejo, is a mulitple National champion in sport cimbling and a winner of many medals in Balkan competitions. Stasa Gejo has been training sport climbing since a very young age (since 2004) in Nis's sports climbing club P.A.E.K. "Nis" is a Serbian national sport climbing team centre. She currently lives in Slovenia, in Maribor, where she is coached by Gorazd Hren within the C-team. In the last few years she is mostly focused on bouldering competitions, and in the outdoors she also prefers routes over boulders.
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Manikandan Kumar

Indian Athlete Ambassador
29 years old and has won three gold medals, seven silvers and a bronze and is still not officially recognised by his home country of India as an athlete. At the age of five, Kumar was diagnosed with Polio leaving his right leg 30% weaker than his left. In just a few years, however, his disability has reduced by 4%. Once having to assist his weaker leg with his hands, he has now developed enough strength and technique to use the appendage on it's own. When asked when he discovered climbing in an interview with The News Minute, Manikandan said, "I started climbing when I was 15. I developed a liking for the sport after attending an adventure camp organised by the Association for People with Disability in my school. A few trainers who were there saw me and advised me to take up climbing." Mani now works at similar Adventure Camps training climbers in order to make enough money to compete. The Indian government has yet to provide any financial support, nor has he been offered any official sponsorships. Hopefully all of this will change with the announcement of climbing being accepted into the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. Mani is by far the only para-climber qualified enough to compete at the event.
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Alexandar Megos

German Athlete Ambassador
November 30, 2015 - The 22 year old German climber Alex Megos redpointed Demencia Senil (9a+/5.15a) at Margalef, Spain, on his second try. the route was established by Chris Sharma in 2009 and begins with a severe, roof-like bulge. Megos had climbed to the third bolt two years ago but said it "felt too hard". Not anymore. This time he worked the route carefully all the way to the top and then sent it next go. This is not the first time Megos has climbed 5/15a extremely quick. He did it with La Rambla at Siurana, Spain, in 2013 and in 2014 he climbed Realization at Ceuse, Francce, also 5.15a, on his third go. Megos also onsighted an 8c+/5.14c route, Victimes del Passat, at Margalef. In 2013, he did the world's first 9a onsight, motoring up Estado Critico at Siurana.
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Emily Harrington

American Athlete Ambassador
Emily Harrington is a professional rock climber and adventurer who has been a prominent and leading figure in the climbing community since she was a teenager. Her early years were defined by her successes o the USA Climbing Team on the national and worls compeition circuit, including 5 US National Sport Climbing Championships and 2 North American Championships. Emily's true passion lies with outdoor climbing and exploring the mountains. Since shifting her focus from competition, Emily has completed numerous first female ascents of 5.14 sport routes, free climbed Yosemite's iconic El Capitan, summited Everest, and has been on expeditions all over the world attempting big wall free climbs and high altitude peaks in Nepal, CHina, Myanmar, Crimea and Morocco. Emily currenly resides in Squaw Valley, California where she focuses on training for climbing. She also strives to become a complete all-around mountain athlete through trail running and skiing.
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Gautier Supper

French Athlete Ambassador
Gautier often bares his CAC colours whilst climbing both competitively and for fun. You will likely spot Gautier hanging off a rock face high up in the sky or sometimes up in the trees.
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International

Richard Buehler

Swiss International Ambassador

Richard is John's cousin from Switzerland. John and Richard were always very tight and therefore Richard was introduced to John’s first ideas for CAC in a very early stage. It is Richard’s passion to further spread the CAC story and legacy whenever possible. John’s fight against cancer must continue. Wearing CAC gear is an honour!

Reindert Lenselink

International Ambassador for the Netherlands
You will rarely see Reindert in anything but CAC gear. As an honorary member of the IFSC, Reindert proudly wears his CAC colours on his many adventures. He was a great friend to John and has passionately continued the CAC legacy, spreading the message far and wide.
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Sheila McCarron

French International Ambassador
Self described 'rubbish climbing mum', Sheila was blown away when first meeting John with his ideas and commitment towards CAC. She saw John as an inspiration and will continue his fight as the point of contact for France.
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Get Involved

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved and support Climbers Against Cancer. It’s not just about money and donations, your time is just as valuable. Below you’ll find a number of ways that you can join in the climb against cancer.

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