Noah Kleiner started climbing in 2006 during an orientation trip at College of the Atlantic. He fell in love with climbing and went on to become a licensed Maine Guide, Multi-pitch Instructor and Ice Instructor. He also has a Wilderness First Responder Certification from SOLO as well as an avalanche Education level one course through the American Institute for avalanche education. Climbing is not just the sport I am enamored with. it’s my life, it taught me more things about myself than I will ever understand. Gratitude for this life is not a big enough word for what it has given me. I continue to grow and learn and challenge myself in the mental realm, challenging my beliefs but accepting the reality of the mountains in front of me. Before climbing, there was a mountain, while climbing, there is still a mountain, after climbing the mountain is still there. I live this every day and strive to see it for what it is. Life.