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Why I Climb: An O’ahu Native Explains

Short film: Skye Kolealani Razon-Olds rock climbs for the spiritual connection with her ancestors.

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Behind every climbing outing there’s a why.  Why we climb is the driving motivation for action, for self improvement and making a difference in the world. Skye Kolealani Razon-Olds climbs on O’ahu, Hawaii, as a cultural practice. As a Native Hawaiian, her ancestors live in the stone that she climbs, and she educates climbers on respectful access to these places through her work as co-founder of the nonprofit Kanaka Climbers.

Why I Climb

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