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Most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether it’s through a family or friend, or even a personal battle. Share your story here and let others know they’re not alone in the climb against cancer.

F** cancer, go climbing!

By Inga Patarcic

“So, what’s wrong with my results?” I ask my Frauenarzt (gynecologist). “Oh, well… You don’t really have cancer at the moment! But, we need to do some extra tests to be sure,” he responded with a strong German accent. Stripped of any emotions, I felt a rush of heat. Though that June morning was exceptionally…

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Finding Some Freedom.

By Charly Andrew

Having always been an outdoorsy, mountain walking, snow sporting kinda kid, it came as a bit of a shock when I was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in 2008 aged 16. At a stage in life where I should have been fighting with my parents or a boy, I was fighting for my life…

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Climbing Puts A Smile On Your Face!

By Vanessa Weber

My name is Vanessa, 39 years old, I am a Paraclimber from Karlsruhe, Germany. In the worst weeks of my life, I find out one of the most beautiful sport for me: climbing. In the summer of 2016 my mother became terminally ill with cancer. The whole body was already covered with metastases. There was…

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Climbing Gave Me The Day Away I So Desperately Needed

By Lee Butterworth

I started climbing about 6 months before my dads stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis. Climbing gave me a chance to spend time with my best buddy and chat about everything whilst working out some stress on the wall. My dad went on for 10 months after his diagnosis, watched my sister get married, then watched…

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Cancer News Led To Newbie Climber

By Carissa Gill

We found out last year that Dads bowel cancer (that he had been cleared of 12 months earlier) had returned, this time in his bowel. We were told it was terminal and he would have 12 months if he was lucky. I wasn't coping too well when a friend suggested an afternoon at a local…

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Thanks CAC ,Thanks John

By Mirko Di Ronco

THANKS JOHN . Thank you John for CAC, for giving us the will to climb, to sweat, to not give up, to move on, to look forward in life. In that famous spring of 2012, when you put yourself on the line, you had me emotional already. Brain cancer kept me from living, climbing, but…

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