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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.

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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Then & Now

By Josh

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…

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A welcome distraction

By Anonymous

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 experienced…

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Rock Climbing saved my life!

By Unknown

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…

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