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Climate Change is something every outdoor enthusiast needs to be aware of—and now Protect Our Winters is providing an even bigger platform to do something about it.

Changes in the climate due to human activity are easiest to recognize in the winter—by seeing how much snow falls or how quickly it melts out—but the effort to minimize the damage is a year-round effort. That’s why along with the American Alpine Club, Protect Our Winters (POW) has brought on climber Tommy Caldwell to reach out beyond winter to the climbing community via POW Climb. “As a climber and a father, I’m seeing the impacts of climate change first hand and feel the need to do everything in my power to protect my children’s futures,” says Caldwell. “At a recent POW Alliance training, the team laid out a vision for a carbon-neutral future that I want to be a part of, which is why I’m joining POW and helping launch POW Climb. It’s time to give the climbing community a platform to speak up about climate change.” This isn’t POW’s first reach beyond winter. POW Trail was launched in August of 2017 to give the trail running community a platform to protect the places where we all play. 

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