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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.

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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By Danielle Denis-Lalonde

There you are, cruising up the final pitch after a perfect day up in the alpine. The afternoon sun warms your bare arms, and a smile plays on your lips as you savour the effortless flow of the climb. Everything feels right. You move without hesitation, trusting your body to dance up the rock like…

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Keep On Climbing

By Brandon Riches

Climbing has been an increasingly important part of my life since I started back in 2012. It’s crazy how the life path I was on has been completely diverted by my passion (obsession?) for climbing. Back then, I was in university working on my bachelor’s degree in engineering, and I was not athletic or interested…

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Climbers against cancer. One man’s story.

By Peter Rowlands

Imagine a life devoted to mountains and rock faces ranging from big mountains like Trisul in the Himalaya down to local quarry faces and taking in lonely windswept icecaps in Norway and Alpine faces and peaks and much more. With this, you get some idea of one man’s passion.  Pete lived for climbing mountains and…

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Edward vs The Old Man

By Nathan Mills

Edward is 8 years old and really loves climbing. For as long as he can remember, his Mum, Bekki has been living with Breast Cancer. This hasn’t stopped encouraging Edward to develop his interest and skills in becoming an accomplished little climber. Over the last year or so Bekki's cancer has spread to her liver…

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Neuroscience Student with Brain Tumor

By Stephanie Lahey

My name is Stephanie, and I'm 23 years old. In the Spring of 2014, I was socialising 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 showed a mass in my…

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