Kai Lightner is a professional rock climber who started climbing at age 6 and became the Open/Adult Lead Climbing National Champion at age 15. Throughout his career he has won 12 National Championships (2 adult; 10 youth), 5 Pan American Championships (1 adult; 4 youth), and 1 Youth World Championship. Outside, he is credited with climbing his first 5.14c/8C+, Southern Smoke at age 13, and Era Vella (5.14d/9a) at age 15.
Professional climber Kai Lightner maps out how the outdoor community can build successful diversity and inclusion initiatives
Many male athletes struggle with eating disorders. By sharing his personal experience, Lightner hopes to let others know they are not alone.