Rising to the Challenge

When Texan fitness instructor Josh Herchenroeder was asked to take over the indoor climbing wall in the Alice Springs YMCA, he didn't fit the usual profile for 'an indoor climbing wall manager'.

Bringing his own interpretation of a climbing wall's function in a town like Alice Springs, Josh focused on supporting and further developing the local climbing community.

Seasoned outdoor climbers, total newbies, dynamic kid-climbers, parent and kid teams, indoor competition sport climbers, newly-arrived 'locals' and everyone between have benefited from Josh's 'all are welcome' approach to running this indoor rock wall, which is the only indoor climbing wall in Central Australia that is open to the general public.

An ABC Open Unsung project.

Director and writter: Nic Learmonth
Filming: Nic Learmonth
Editor: Nic Learmonth
Music: 'Last Night Down Town' by Mr. & Mrs. Smith

URL: vimeo.com/silentpartnerproductions/risingtothechallenge

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