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Kimber Cross

Kimber Cross is an adaptive climber who uses a custom prosthetic ice tool to climb waterfall ice around the country as well as alpine ice routes in her home state of Washington. She was the first disabled climber to use a prosthetic ice tool to climb the Kautz Route on Mount Rainier/Tahoma. She is currently one of the 17 athletes in The North Face’s Athlete Development Program where she is expanding her pursuits into professional climbing. Kimber is also a climb leader for The Mountaineers, a volunteer-based organization in Washington state that offers basic and intermediate courses and climbing trips. She instructs/leads field trips for the Mountaineers as well as private climbs year-round on glaciers, rock, and ice. When she isn’t in the backcountry climbing or skiing, she is a National Board-Certified educator, teaching Kindergarten. Kimber was born with one hand—she has adapted and modified to excel in sports as a kid and now climbing as an adult. Her passion is to teach children about the outdoors with her story of resilience and inclusion.