Chris Weidner: Boulder climbers travel world for charity

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A midday prayer blares over loudspeakers outside our high-rise apartment in Antalya, Turkey.Five times a day this Muslim ritual reminds us we’re a long way from home. My wife Heather and I are sharing the flat with Boulder climbers Paige Claassen and Jon Glassberg, who have been traveling the globe for nearly seven months. Claassen, 23, and Glassberg, 29, are on a philanthropic mission they call Lead Now, where climbing is their vehicle for change.

This may sound familiar; I featured their journey in a column last June, just before the pair left Boulder. A lot has changed since then — destinations, nonprofits, the duration of the tour. But their goal remains: to inspire people around the world through climbing and to raise money for charity.Continue Reading.