Melanin Base Camp is partnering with Mountain Equipment Co-op & Marmot to produce a short film about Sabrina Chapman. She’s a black Canadian climbing prodigy on a mission to complete her first 5.14a! Thanks to your help, we successfully raised over $28,000 during our 30 day Kickstarter campaign!

Sabrina is a first generation Canadian who didn’t start climbing until she was 26-years-old. That’s a very late start in a sport where kids as young as five participate in climbing competitions! She regularly sends 5.13a/b and she’s one of a handful of black women in the world who are attempting elite grades. Haven’t heard of her? Don’t worry, we’re trying to change that.

Her story is inspirational for womxn who don’t see themselves represented in the outdoors, but who are determined to find their place in it. We’re excited about sharing stories of womxn of color in the outdoors—that includes black women like Sabrina who are climbing hard and pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits on the rock! We’re relying on donors like you to help make that possible. 


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