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Refuge | Merrell

Author(s): Merrell
Video Release Date: April 13, 2020
Video Source: YouTube

Piseth was born in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and at 5 moved to the U.S. with her family in search of better opportunities. Despite the constant change and uncertainty, Piseth was able to find a place that felt safer than anywhere else: the outdoors. Through a life filled with adversity and struggle, Piseth is now a leader in her community – a queer, immigrant powerhouse who found strength in her vulnerabilities. The outdoors continues to give her confidence and the safety to be herself.

Just outside of the Massachusetts border is the holy grail of New England climbing: New Hampshire. North Conway is a little town that boasts more routes within its territory than it has residents—a count of 3,500 routes listed on Mountain Project while only 2,349 folks call the town “home.” On the outskirts of North Conway, the granite cliffs of Whitehorse and Cathedral Ledge are the epicenter of New Hampshire’s traditional climbing scene. There are hundreds of climbs here that are as diverse as it gets, ranging from 1,000-foot slabs to short crack climbs and sport climbs.

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