“I’ve realized something painful. It’s not just the memorable summits and crux moves that are fleeting. Friends and climbing partners are fleeting, too. This is the painful reality of our sport, and I’m unsure what to make of it. Climbing is either a beautiful gift or a curse.” - Hyden Kennedy
I have been going through various phases in climbing these past years, both frustrating and engrossing. There is a distorted culture that gaps the generation of climbers. Many young climbers growing out being competitive and cutting edge willing to push their limits higher and further. But this is somewhat bounded, chained with concerned regarding appearances and what their peers will think of them if they don’t behave according to established customs by the predecessor or the so call 'otai' of the sport. For a sport that celebrates the freedom in pursuit of the climb, there are a lot of unwritten rules, in which failure to adhere will lead to one being tossed and tumbled around, consumed by the system, by spiteful critics and the bad mouthing, by being judged by others. And to make things worst, some of the people are someone that is close to you in the community.
Part 1: I would be releasing a series of climbing stories here till the end of the month. A story of an adventure where a young ambitious 9 years old knight named @jimmyshah_08 along with his honor guards in pursuit of an elusive Dragon. We are partnering with UNICEF for this and currently raising funds for a cause against bullying. Support the cause by donating! 100% of the donation are going straight to UNICEF. Link in bio.
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