For many climbing up a mountain is something that would require at least a day, or even a weeks rest, with all the stretching, reaching and holding making our muscles cramp and strain. Its no wonder that climbing requires strength, grit and determination.
“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” Abdul Kalam
So, can you believe that Steve Richert is aiming to climb a mountain or rock every day for a whole year? This is Project 365, the Climbing Challenge. But to take it that one step further, Steve is battling with Type 1 Diabetes in the extreme environments. Founded on LivingVertical, a non-profit organisation, that aims to empower and inspire people living with diabetes Steve took the challenge to climb for 365 days. Steve explains the reasoning for this was that he had been living an active life, rock-climbing while managing his diabetes, and his wife (Stephanie) pointed out that his story could be used to inspire others living with diabetes that they can still continue to do what they love most.
“Diabetes is a stepping stone, not a roadblock, and everyday for one year we are going to show just how far it can take you!” Steve Richert
To find out more reasons why Steve and his wife Stephanie have decided to take the challenge see here – “Why we’re climbing”
Already on day 230, Steve has seen some incredible sights ranging from Red Rock Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Devil’s Tower and Stone Mountain.
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You can even take it one step further and support Living Vertical though monetary contributions or through buying T-Shirts, Hoodies and Water Bottles which can be found on their website