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Progression: 2019 in Climbing

“SO, do you still climb?”

“Why do you ask?”

“Well, because I don’t see you posting much online”.

This conversation increasingly played out for us this past year, and understandably so. In today’s social media age, experience seems to be about proof and nothing more. The call “pictures or it didn’t happen!” also brings with it a perceived pressure to share out each and every experience lest its richness or even existence is questioned.

In spite of being a somewhat quiet year online, 2019 was a most fulfilling year for Climbing Life Kenya (CLiKe). Our goal was simple - to have more impact offline. We were able to do so by organising over 15 outdoor climbing trips where local African Kenyans had a great opportunity to experience climbing in a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment. We also participated and volunteered in other events organized within the climbing community. We also got into trad climbing and outdoor bouldering!

Have a look at what we got up to in our quest for progression.

Special thanks to Liz and Nyamzy for your focus and incredible energy. Asante Riitho and Msuper for your support - you guise are just awesome. And to Seif, Naituli, Kareithi, Matthew, Silvanous and all the other awesome Kenyans we had the honour of climbing with, asanteni! CLiKe is because we are.

We simply can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!

Tupatane kwa mawe!

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