I am often asked how the Climb for Health project started. I have extensively elaborated on the how in my posts as well as in the web content. Now, I would like to tell you the why.
Interestingly enough, the why appears not to be climbing-related at all, although it is about reaching high altitudes altogether.
I must say that the idea to share it did not occur to me either. Someone else remembered that in 2020 the high school I happen to have attended celebrates its 130th anniversary. This fact, so mundane in the eye of those who have never attended that particular school, triggered the series of events leading to this particular post being created.
I must thank the person who took the initiative and thus stimulated my creativity. It has been ages since I last laughed happily at a suggestion and immediately joined a project. So here it goes, my tiny contribution to the 130th anniversary project.
The Climb for Health project, as many others, started because once upon a time, in a school far away, in a town far away, near a sea far away, a handful of the most extraordinary teachers made sure that I learned how to enjoy my freedom and, most importantly, how to respect the freedom of anyone else.
They taught me everything I needed to be able to discover new horizons and to see the world from as many different perspectives as I wished or needed.
Then they set me free.
And I took on climbing.
Happy 130th anniversary to all my teachers and classmates. Thank you for being such an important part of my life.