Stories

Most of us have been affected by cancer one way or another in our lives. Climbers Against Cancer is here to try to raise funds, raise awareness and show that, as a community, we are all in the fight against cancer together.

If you have a story about the affect cancer has had on you please share it with us by filling in the form on this page.

Neuroscience Student with Brain Tumor

My name is Stephanie, and I'm 23 years old. In the Spring of 2014, I was socializing with friends when I suddenly wasn't able to understand any words. As a Neuroscience student, this concerned me, and I scheduled a doctor’s appointment. The doctor immediately ordered an MRI, and the results … [Read more...]

fought and lost…

April the 19th, a day i'll never forget for the rest of my life. My beloved mum died because of liver cancer. 8 years ago she got Breast cancer and the time she heard the bad news she started to fight. We all started to fight. We were supporting her as much as possible. She had 2 surgeries and the … [Read more...]

Then & Now.

My name is Josh and I am a rock climber from Perth, Western Australia. For as long as I can remember my brother and I were the kids who had eaten too many smarties at the party and were climbing trees, freaking all the other parents out except our own. I have always been interested in the … [Read more...]

A welcome distraction

Three years ago my then 8 year old daughter supported her best friend through losing her Mum to cancer. It was an awful time, how do you reason that situation with an 8 year old? The thing that helped make that terrible time a little better was my daughter's interest in climbing. I've never … [Read more...]

Rock Climbing saved my life!

As a vivid climber injuries come often, after climbing two weeks straight I felt as if I pulled a muscle in my back or did something to where I needed a break. As a young 23yo you don't want to cry to your doctor about pain so I roughed it out and kept climbing. The pain then get worse where I … [Read more...]

Cain Raban Mallon – Superhero!

In June 2013 my 26 year old partner, Cain, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Gliobastoma Multiforme. The tumour they found in his brain was the near the size of a tennis ball. He had a biopsy & our worlds fell apart when we were told it was cancer. The tumour resection was a 5 hour procedure & it … [Read more...]

The Warrior Within

Imagine being a 13 year old freshman in high school. Now imagine being that same 13 year old and being diagnosed with cancer. My name is Craig Cornish and I am one of those 13 year olds who has battled and emerged victorious. I fought my entire high school life against Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage IV. … [Read more...]

If you worry you die, if you don’t worry you’ll still die. So why worry?

If you worry you die if you do not worry you will still die, so why worry? Told me many years ago by a good friend called Paddy Lambe My name is Steve 'Brick' I have been a climber, walker, and skier since 1968. I was a member of a local climbing club in Blackpool for many years. I heard … [Read more...]

Tree of life

It was autumn of 2007, when I was informed that I had breast cancer. Although it was low-grade, I agreed with my doctor’s advice to totally remove my right breast because of the diagnosis that showed spreading calcification along with cancer. After the surgery, my right arm could hardly move … [Read more...]

A right pain in the backside…

Fontainebleau, Sept '11. Felt knackered. First day 7a, second day, 6c+, end of the week not even 6a. Had to stay at a campsite because I was really needed the loo. Back in Blighty, took a massive whipper at Ravensdale and took the brunt with my backside. From then on I had a bad back that got worse … [Read more...]