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New Must-Watch Film is Grassroots: Climbing for Resilience

"Not only is there enough for everyone, but everyone, especially people of colour, deserve and need climbing"

Grassroots: Climbing for Resilience is a new film directed and edited by Marie-Louise Nkashama that focuses on the Michigan Ice Fest BIPOC Scholarship and the American Alpine Club Twin Cities Chapter. Discover how they are building a strong and vibrant climbing community with many laughs along the way.

“Personally, I’m taking back climbing as a form of resilience,” said Jada Ames, recipient of the BIPOC ice climbing scholarship. “Not only is there enough for everyone, but everyone, especially people of colour, deserve and need climbing.”

The American Alpine Club’s Grassroots series both unearths deep histories and imagines new futures. This series digs up what’s happening in the climbing world under the radar—the work that individuals and groups have been doing to create inclusivity in our sport, protect public lands, develop new climbing areas, and educate climbers new and old—and shares it with you.

“We’re unearthing, because we know this work has deep roots. But we’re inspired because we see these deep-rooted efforts shaping the climbing community’s future.”

Grassroots: Climbing for Resilience