Through the Climb For Change Blog, we endeavor to share remarkable climbing inspired stories from individuals of all walks of life (whether they climb, trek or hike for personal enrichment, their community or humanity) to help and inspire all of us to climb the mountains in our lives... together.

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November 13, 2011
“There is a beast in these woods. It is a growling, snarling, gnashing creature called complacency. He is hungry, aggressive, and without remorse. The beast strikes without warning. And you and Me? We are the rabbit.”  ~The Wolf and the Medallion The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival this past weekend was a whirlwind of amazing films, speakers, and seminars. Mike, Andre...
November 6, 2011
Climbing the 14,400 foot Mount Rainier is no easy feat.  Spending three days climbing the mountain, falling 80 feet into a crevasse on the descent, and having your partner tragically die beside you while in the crevasse, with no hope for help is another experience altogether. But this is the hand that Jim Davidson was dealt, and he had to make a choice: climb the frozen, overhanging walls...
November 1, 2011
The most joyful periods of my life have also been the most challenging. These experiences have taught me that I feel most alive and empowered when pushing my tolerance to uncertainty, and challenging my physical and mental abilities. I first came to this realization when I was 19 years old and contemplating backpacking solo across the world for over a year. This had been my dream since I was...
October 29, 2011
Some of you will remember the crazy story we told last year about two artists, Jeff Whiting and Stephen Quinn, who ventured on a rather unconventional mission deep into the jungle of the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They climbed a 14,000 foot mountain to find the exact spot where an epic explorer, Carl Akeley, painted the backdrop scene for the...
October 18, 2011
Sudden infant deaths in the 21st century? Hmm, this is not something the average Generation Y or younger often considers…or at least, I didn’t until I heard Russell’s story. To celebrate his 40th year and the 40th anniversary of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID), Russell Soden committed to climbing La Concha 40 Times in 40 Days to raise awareness and...

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