Episode #18

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Brian Poon


About this Episode

Today’s guest is Kareemah Batts. Kareemah is an adaptive climber based in New York City with one incredible story. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer back in 2009 and was forced to have one of her legs amputated to save her life.

A climbing trip out to Colorado profoundly changed her life. After this moving experience, she founded the Adaptive Climbing Group and made it her mission to provide the same kind of opportunities for other adaptive climbers to experience what she did in Colorado. She tells her story so well, you can’t help but be moved by it. In the end she says it’s not about what makes us different. It’s all about highlighting what’s the same about us and what brings us all together. It’s definitely the climbing.


Adaptive Climbing Group: https://www.adaptiveclimbinggroup.org/

Kareemah's Instagram: @herhopness