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Watch Rad Film on Adaptive Ice Climber Kimber Cross

The Washington-based climber shares the story about her first climbing experiences

Kimber Cross started ice climbing in 2017 and is now featured in this short film, which is the first in the Peak X Peak series. Cross is an adaptive ice climber, in that she has a limb difference that she was born with. Instead of a right hand, she has no fingers and a partial palm on her wrist.

In July 2020, she climbed the Kautz Route on Mount Rainier, which involves two technical alpine ice pitches that she ascended using an ice tool prosthetic. Her tool consists of a silicone-based liner with a locking screw and carbon-fibre sleeve where a Petzl Nomic is attached with a titanium connector.

Cross is currently an ambassador for Arc’teryx and works as a kindergarten teacher in Tacoma, Washington. It’s great to see adaptive ice climbing being featured on the small screen. For more on this project, follow Cross below.

Kimber Cross Ice Climber