Marmot Lead Now Tour
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen will hit a new international destination every month, challenged by difficult climbs, new cultures, and raising $120,000 for charity organizations.
Lead Now Tour Highlights
Watch the highlights from professional rock climber Paige Claassen's globe-hopping, awareness-raising adventure on Marmot Pro's Lead Now Tour.
[MUSIC]. Right now we're in South Africa and this is the first stop on our trip around the world. We're in Russia on stop two of [INAUDIBLE]. Tour the Italian Alps , [INAUDIBLE] Japan, [INAUDIBLE] China, we're in [INAUDIBLE] India, Turkey, Ecuador, Chile. Both to climb and to raise awareness for different non-profit organizations.
Chile: Lead Now Tour Location #9
Paige makes the last stop on her global tour, while also raising awareness for VE Global.
have been, most of them, removed from their homes for reasons of abuse , neglect and abandonment. And are either in the process of being reinserted into their families or the state is then making a decision. As to whether they should be placed up for adoption. VE works with mostly international volunteers to support the social and emotional development of children at social risk in Santiago. When we visited the home where these girls live they just poured out so much love. They are so affectionate,
Ecuador Lead Now Tour Location #8
Paige climbs the steep slabs of Middle Earth while finding out first-hand just how connected the locals are to their land.
sharing a meal together. Marga even bought some little trees from the local farmers to plant in her new garden. -It was special because I always buy those at markets and I really wanted to know
Turkey: Lead Now Tour Location #7
In the middle of her global tour, Paige connects with a friend from home while climbing the steep limestone caves of Geyikbayiri.
when you're on the beach you can see up beyond this tall rocky mountains that are really sheared up to on to the snowy mountains where they're skiing. There's just a bunch of layers of relief that's really pretty. -There are little old women selling Turkish tea
India: Lead Now Tour Location #6
"It's big move after big move," says professional rock climber Paige Claassen about Ganesh, the most difficult sport climb in India. Watch her become the first-ever female to complete the ascent!
me to climb more than anything, to really be part of this changing culture and to show women can do. The Indian climbing community is really small and we're here with two of the top climbers in India. They're super strong and they're confident in their own abilities but I'm not sure that their community is confident in their abilities. -They compare rock climbing with trekking, which is I think it's just useless comparing with trekking. Anything that I'm doing rock climbing , the thing I climb is like mountains. I do some trekkings, like someone climbing a rock. There are a few people who
two years. When someone asked me what do I do, I said rock climbing , probably they don't understand what I mean by rock climbing . -Now that India is getting modern so people, the women are coming out and walking on the streets which is good. It's
China: Lead Now Tour Location #5
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen gets acclimated with a local Chinese climber, Xiao Ting. Paige then attempts to climb China Climb, a "super painful" climb. Can she do it?
it is pretty dirty, but police guys here and there's actually really good food to eat. We've been seeing all of these really wild things all around the world, but I'm definitely missing home too at
Japan: Lead Now Tour Location #4
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen aims to raise money for Colorado flood relief efforts, but from afar: Japan! In the latest installment of the her global tour, she explores the customs and climbing opportunities, while getting used to a new
And we're climbing on these beautiful cliffs and you just see are giant waves crashing right below us. Every day that you climb, every route that you climb presents a new challenge that forces you to cross paths what you thought, what you landed. -We all
Italy: Lead Now Tour Location #3
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen brings awareness to Save the Children while also attempting the second ascent of Art Attack, a slab in the Alps. After more than 30 attempts, will she complete it? Watch and find out.
and pizza. -Stop #3 of [unk] tour has brought us to the Italian Alps and in a way this month has been about both me retracing my steps through climbing and also sort of laying a
Russia: Lead Now Tour Location #2
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen attempts to climb "Catharsis," which has only been climbed by one person before. Meanwhile, she gets used to the simple, hardworking life of women in Russia.
the time, we're like will we even be able to find a grocery store to get food. How is this month going to turn out? How are we going to climb hard while living in this
South Africa: Lead Now Tour Location #1
Professional rock climber Paige Claassen faces her first challenges in South Africa and works to bring awareness to Room to Read.
-Good morning, South Africa . How is it? It's a cool 15 degrees Celsius this morning in Mpumalanga. Slow-moving traffic on the N4, cause of pile up
and classic tunes, getting you into the mood. -Right now, we're in South Africa and this is the first stop on our trip around the world both to climb and to raise awareness for different non-profit organizations. -I haven't found anything that pushes all the buttons and ticks all the boxes like climbing does in South Africa . And we- we're very much out of the way. And we've got something different to offer. -It's been crazy because we drove in and I was like, "Oh, yeah. I like the landscape." It doesn't look like The Lion King or anything. It looks like Colorado or maybe driving to Midwestern parts and then all of a sudden, you know, there's a
inspired by watching them climb. -So, we're in the Free State of South Africa which is not known to be a climbing area at all. I don't think there's more than 5 climbers in the Free