Pro climbers James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini are pushing a charity project called SPOT (Share Progress Open Teach) - an organisation in association with Climbers Without Borders helping climbers from countries where climbing gear is out of reach, either because it's not available or too expensive for the average salary.
The project is beginning in the Philippines and the first aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of climbers in this country and to provide climbing gear: if you have any spare/unused gear (harnesses, crash pads, climbing shoes, ropes, bolts, drills) the charity will organize the transport to send it to the Philippines.
The second goal is to raise money via a crowd-funding campaign:
- to pay the transport fees of the gear collected
- to fund local bolting
So far over €1000 worth of gear has been collected and over €1000 in cash thanks to raffles and t-shirt sales.
For more information see the SPOT website.
Watch a video about the project below: