Dialects of Climbing

“Climbing is a human language that needs no translation.”

By Rock and Ice | October 11th, 2018

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month —get out the word!

Kalle And Elizabeth, parents to Aksel, the climber in this video, wrote to Rock and Ice: “Conrad Anker once wrote in his Instagram: ‘climbing is a human language that needs no translation.’ There is a lot of silent wisdom in that statement.

Our 6 year-old-son Aksel in this short clip perfectly demonstrates that universality. He feels the pull of gravity the very same way we all do despite his Trisomy 21 aka Down Syndrome. And he loves to defy it.”


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