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Friends of Jason Payne celebrate his life.

30th October 2018

Jay was the best friend anyone could ever ask for. My wife, Jess, said to me everyone that knew Jay would have thought of him as their best friend. Whether you knew him for a day or for years he just instantly came across as the most trustworthy, reliable, modest and friendliest guy you could…

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A lovely letter

24th May 2018

We received a lovely and heart warming letter through the post yesterday and I wanted to share it with you all. The letter is from a young man called Lucas  from Toronto. Lucas' class was asked to do a project about a charity which touched their heart and Lucas choose Climbers Against Cancer. This is…

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Tell us your story

9th November 2017

Cancer is a word no-one wants to hear, it immediately instills worry and panic in every persons heart but sadly it is something that many, many people have to deal with. Every person deals with it in her or his own way. Every person has a story about how that journey has affected them and…

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12 year old completes triple sea stack climb

18th October 2017

"My brother Greg died of NUT midline Carcinoma in July 2014 and I wanted to do something to mark his death. In November 2016 my son Tomas and I came up with idea of a charity climb and chose the iconic Old Man of Hoy in Orkney Islands. Sadly in December 2016 my mother was…

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Reindert Lenselink joins CAC!

10th August 2017

Climbers Against Cancer is more than a charity...... It's a colourful movement of climbers from all over the world, young and old, who want contribute to the fight against cancer. I met John Ellison during one of the World Cups in Birmingham. I was present in Birmingham as IFSC Secretary General in the role of…

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Sheila McCarron joins CAC!

10th August 2017

Hey there everybody. Probably best described as a climbers’ mum and (rubbish) climbing mum ! I ‘met' John Ellison over the phone when CAC was jut getting off the ground and was happy to help out, especially with communications in French. When I met him in person I was even more blown away by his…

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Climbers pitch in to beat cancer

7th April 2016

For some the cancer journey can be lonely. But for Cait Horan being diagnosed with leukaemia in early 2012 was the catalyst to seek out like minds on the other side of the world and activate a fundraising force within Canberra’s indoor rock climbing community. The Campbell High School teacher said at the peak of…

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Founder of Climbers Against Cancer, John Ellison, honoured by UIAA

29th May 2014

John Ellison and UIAA president Frits Vrijlandt before Ellison received a UIAA award in recognition of his role in founding Climbers Against Cancer (Photo: UIAA) 24 May 2014, MUNICH, Germany John Ellison’s refusal to be bowed down by the cancer, instead establishing a charity that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from climbers and…

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A Journey of Hope

13th June 2013

I was recently asked a very pertinent question whilst standing around at the 1st European Youth Championships of the season at the EICA climbing gym in Edinburgh “do you mind me asking but how did it feel to be told you had terminal cancer?” Interesting question for sure but more surprising was the fact it…

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Welcome to Climbers Against Cancer!

10th January 2013

One of the most anticipated events of the year is finally upon us and if you are reading my latests ramblings you will of course be aware that the CLIMBERS AGAINST CANCER website has now gone live! Questions abound as many of you have asked when will we be able to see it? when can…

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