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Climbers Like Me photo series

If you can see it, you can be it. Anyone can be a role model. Through this series, we want to shine a light on the diverse voices within our climbing community. This is part of our effort to help create an outdoors that is truly welcoming of all. Studies have shown that we are most inspired by people we can relate to - be that gender, age, ethnicity, ability or experience.

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I’m passionate about outdoor disability access and run a blog called Outside: Our Way where I interview other chronically ill or disabled outdoor enthusiasts. I’m really, really new to climbing and only start 6 months ago. But it’s immediately become an obsession and although I’m barely past a V0 or 4b, I still consider myself as an avid paraclimber.

Ani

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Annie Grace

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Emily

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Delyth

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Ariel

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Aghi

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Hannah

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Be

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Hazel

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Sarah

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Ayesha

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Rehna

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Kumbi

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Poppy

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Hannah

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Chelle

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Shivaun

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Marie

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Emmott

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Alex

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Louise

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Gemma

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Jeantique

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Aby

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Nadia

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Kimberly

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Nikki

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Molly

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Derry

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Siddrah

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Anoushe

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Tselane

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Tash

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Kirsty

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Yasmin

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More role models coming soon...

Each Friday we will post a new role model. We hope that eventually, everyone coming to this series will be able to see themselves represented in some way. If you can't yet, then maybe it's your turn to share your story and inspire others and get in touch

As part of the Climbers Like Me series, we wanted to raise money for four incredible organisations by selling a limited-edition mug and t-shirt These organisations are Black Girls Hike Retreats, Moors for the Future, Young Women's Housing Project and The Climbers Pledge. All profits are be donated to initiatives they are running. The work of each of these is centred around our core values - mental wellbeing, sustainability and accessibility. You can read more on each below.

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Black Girls Hike is a safe space for black women to enjoy the outdoors and be themselves without feeling judged or misunderstood. 

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Moors For The Future restore & conserve important recreational & natural moorland, educating others to value and protect our landscape.

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Young Womens' Housing Project provide therapeutic support for young women and children who have been affected by sexual abuse.

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The Climber's Pledge are a nonprofit organization increasing the accessibility of the outdoors for Black, Indigenous & People of Color.

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