Risk is part of climbing. Pushing ones limits in climbing can come with increasing risks. These risks can kill or seriously maim a person, yet it doesn’t stop someone from setting ambitious goals. Mostly the life or death risks come from those taking the boldest challenges. At that level, in my opinion, success comes with a bit of luck, yet that doesn’t stop people from striving to be faster, bolder, smarter, etc and it doesn’t stop people from wanting to see them try. People should follow their passions and if something tragic happens, we as a community should step up to support them, just as we were doing before something went awry.
This blog is short because the website describing the Hand(stands) for Quinn says it all. Quinn is an example of an accomplished climber, trying to push her limits and something going terribly wrong. She’s now paralyzed from the waist down and is looking at a long road of rehabilitation. Visit the site to learn more about her and even if you can’t join the event, consider donating to her cause.
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