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Grace Comstock

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Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022 and 2023.

How long have you climbed? I live in Colorado, so I have been hiking for as long as I can remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking to the top of Greenhorn Mountain (12,352 feet/1,631 meters).

Carrie Yehle

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Nationality: U.S. Occupation: Certified Nursing Assistant (former Marine Biologist). Missions with C4C: Nepal 2023. How long have you climbed? I’ve accumulated over 20 years of climbing. Type of climbing you do: Backcountry multi-day long trail treks, high elevation hikes/climbs, and long mileage day hikes, too. Highlight of climbing career: Since I was in high school, I began hiking with my dad in the Adirondacks (NY) and became passionate about climbing ...

Mandi Taylor

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Nationality: American. Occupation: RN. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2023 and Malawi 2023. How long have you climbed? First multi-day backcountry hiking trip in Wind Rivers (Wyoming) when I was a young teen. Type of climbing you do: Light mountaineering. Have hiked Mount Rainier, Granite Peak in Montana, and Gannett Peak in Wyoming. A lot of boulder crossing and glacier traversing. Highlight of climbing career: Summit of Gannett Peak with my dad. 

Jenna Winkler

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Nationality: American. Occupation: Non-profit land conservation. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2023.

How long have you climbed? 10 years – I started climbing in college. Type of climbing you do: Mostly rock climbing, bouldering, and some sport. Although there’s many peaks around Salt Lake City that I’ve enjoyed hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Climbing my very first boulder problem – the Sugar Cube in Taylor Canyon, Colorado.

Elaine Fallesen

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Elaine Fallesen and a widow enjoying the moment in rural Malawi after taking a grand tour of her new home, one of more than three dozen homes for forgotten widows rebuilt through Climbing For Christ in 2017. Nationality: USA. Occupation: Women's and Family Ministry/Communications Director, Climbi...

Gary Fallesen

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Nationality: American of Danish descent. Occupation: Missionary. Missions with C4C: Dominican Republic 2005; Haiti 2006, 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Indonesia 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 201...

Damson Samson

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Damson, center, on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak) with Mission: Kilimanjaro 2016 teammates Joe Trussell, left, and the late Jim Doenges. Nationality: Malawian. Occupation: C4C missionary to East Africa since 2014. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2014 (twice), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and ...

Matthew Fisher

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Matthew, left, sharing about Jesus during a medical mission to Haiti in 2013. Nationality: Canadian. Occupation: Physician. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019, and Peru 2022. How long have you climbed? 15 years. Type of climbing you do: Mostly hiking and exploring in the mountains. Highlight of climb...

Brandy Fisher

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Brandy Fisher, left, with seven Nepali sisters in Christ during Mission: Nepal 2014. (Photo by Gary Fallesen) Nationality: Canadian. Occupation: Coordinator of Climbing For Christ Canada and Greenhouse Horticulturist. Missions with Climbing For Christ: Haiti 2013; Morocco 2013; Nepal 2012 (twice)...

Danica Clanton

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Nationality: American. Occupation: Student. Missions with C4C: Nepal 2022. How long have you climbed? As long as I can remember. Type of climbing you do: Hiking. Highlight of climbing career: Hiking to a lake with my dad.