July 2017

ROMP climbs highlight amputee issues

The Denver, CO-based Range of Mobility Project (ROMP) in July announced it is encouraging groups of supporters across the globe to organize climbs to back the nonprofit’s mission of providing high-quality prosthetic care in underserved populations.

ROMP kicked off the effort to bring awareness to the unequal distribution of prosthetic care around the world on July 27 with a climb by amputees and able-bodied athletes of Cayam­be, a 19,000-foot mountain in Ecuador. Karl Egloff, a mountaineer who works for Quito-based Cumbre Tours and holds world records in speed climbing, led the climb.

Washington, DC-based BBYO Passport, a provider of travel experiences for Jewish high school and middle school students, is also taking part in the effort, and about 300 of its clients will climb for ROMP’s cause this summer at locations around the world.

To join the effort and host a climb in solidarity with the elite team go to rompglobal.org, facebook.com/rompglobal, or @ROMPGlobal to view and sign up for local climbs.

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- Emily Delzell

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