Thanks Moulton, that means a lot. I can John Wayne with the bast of 'em, and if the sea is too rough for that I'll always have my paddle float. As for the previous comment about the relevancy of the wall, and how it relates to paddling - the 3 minute video I recorded on the Indigogo fundraiser explains these questions in detail, but in brief I'm building a series of bouldering walls which require absolute minimal maintenance, no ropes or gear etcetera - but I can see how impractical you would have deemed an actually climbing wall with top ropes etc would have seemed:) As for the fundraiser, I guess to me it just seemed to all be lumped into the "outdoor recreation" pile, where I'm doing a difficult task, to bring attention to a campaign that will raise money... I'm not up to climbing El Cap unfortunately. I'm an outdoor instructor and am therefore attempting an extended outdoor related feat to raise money for an outdoor related activity. As for a better allocation of funds/necessity for a 3rd world country, here is my logic (sound or not) Western society supplies 80 Billion dollars in food annually to the countries I'll be working in.... I can't make a dent in that with my 2 grand. The Peace Corps has thousands of volunteers (including myself) providing education needs so no need to raise money for that... I want to build recreation area's because that is (in my opinion) the most overlooked and underestimated need in many of these countries; quality of life. They've been playing soccer for hundreds of years, lets give 'em something new:)
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