The Range of Motion Project (ROMP) hosted the First Annual Climbing For ROMP; a worldwide event, which engaged hundreds of climbers on six continents, 13 countries, and 22 mountains across the globe. The signature climb up Cayambe in Ecuador was made possible with the support of the US Embassy – Quito Public Affairs Office. This event brought together climbers from the United States and Ecuador in an attempt to summit 19,000’ Vulcán Cayambe. Each year, our Elite Team of amputees aims to climb a volcano above 19k feet in Ecuador and the rest of the world joins in solidarity.
In 2018, we are building off the success of the last three years and our goal is bigger! We are hoping to have 1,000 people worldwide join Climbing for ROMP this year to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. The signature climb will again take place in Ecuador, where some of the most elite physically challenged athletes with from around the globe will be asked to participate in support of ROMP. The goal of the well-promoted event will be to show the world the power of mobility, the importance of access to prosthetic care, and the international importance of legislation protecting rights for those with disabilities in the spirit of the ADA.
You can climb ANYWHERE around the world. Join the global ROMP community and CLIMB for ROMP!!!!
Climbing For ROMP A special initiative for the Range Of Motion Project
100 patients treated. 100 lives changed.
The average prosthetic delivery costs ROMP $550. We are aiming to raise $55,000 to help 100 people gain access to care.
We are climbing to create change.
We are climbing to promote mobility for all individuals regardless of financial ability.
We are climbing for ROMP!
ROMP is a global non-profit/for-impact healthcare organization dedicated to providing prosthetic and orthotic care to those without access to these services. ROMP believes that prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces are not simply medical devices, but instruments of personal empowerment. Individuals are not disabled because of a missing limb, but rather a missing prosthesis.
Climbs are for all people of all skill level and physical condition, including individuals with disabilities.
Whether you are climbing 14,000 feet or 500 feet, or donating to someone climbing, we support and applaud your efforts. This is about solidarity and mobility.
When: Saturday, July 21st
Details: Meet at 8:30am. Bring your own snacks, water, lunch, and sunscreen.
Where: Mount Mitchell state park
Questions: contact the Ability Asheville office 828-252-0331
Register for our team and receive a ROMP shirt, ROMP buff, ROMP koozie, and fun shwag from Climbing for ROMP sponsors! Every dollar we raise will go towards amputees who need prosthetic care in Latin America and the US. Ability has a long-lasting and important relationship with ROMP. We have donated hundreds of lbs of prosthetic components which have helped dozens of amputees around the world. If you can't climb please consider donating to our climb!