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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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