Kai Lightner first walked into The Climbing Place in Fayetteville again in 2006 and found the world of climbing. In 2010, he received his first sport climbing nationwide championship. In September 2014, he earned the gold medal for his age class on the Youth World Championships, changing into the primary American Lead World Champion since 1995.
In 2015, on the age of 15, he grew to become the Nationwide Lead Champion in his first yr of eligibility. He has earned 12 nationwide championship titles and is a five-time Youth World Championship medallist. He’s additionally a 5.14d climber and the founding father of Climbing for Change.
A brand new movie about Lightner and Climbing for Change was simply launched by Petzl, watch beneath. The outline reads: “The restrictions that we set for ourselves usually fall in need of our true potential. How can we transcend limitations? How can we take these perceived ‘weaknesses’ and use them to attain the issues we would like most on this world?
“Ask Kai Lightner. Since starting his profession, he’s labored to succeed in past preconceived notions of who he’s and what he’s able to. Lightner hopes sooner or later, when younger climbers of color, ‘…open up that climbing journal, they see a plethora of black and brown faces trying again at them. Engaging in nice issues, and displaying them — this path is for you, and this trade is for you as properly.’ Reflecting Ahead is a movie about illustration, reflection, and making a climbing neighborhood that works for everybody.”