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"The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what matters" – Conrad Anker

In this time more than ever life feels like an uphill climb. Due to the COVID-19 virus, these past couple of weeks have been filled with transitions and unknowns. It feels like we've been climbing and climbing and just can't see the top.

In recent weeks we transitioned to online classes, and many of our daily life activities have been put on pause. Without a doubt, this has been challenging, perhaps one of my hardest climbs, and has made me hold onto the various lessons I learned through climbing.

Growing up as a competitive rock climber, either competing in the competition circuit or being away in the mountains on real rock, climbing has shaped me into the person I am today. And in tough times like these it is important more than ever to hold onto these lessons, the lessons that taught me how to be resilient and strong, and the lessons that remind me, that yes, we will get through this — together.

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