Climb and Conquer started in 2011 first as an idea when Joe was volunteering as a 1-1 Mentor with Kidstart while volunteering as the President of the Vancouver Rock Climbing Group Society. Seeing climbing has transformed many friends around him to become better and stronger individuals mentally, physically and socially, he believed the same will empower youth from under-resource backgrounds greatly to help them surpass difficult circumstances, develop enriching friendships and live boldly outside of the box to become contributing leaders in our community. Thanks to enormous support of local climbing gyms and local climbers, this dream became a reality, first of its kind program in Vancouver and a registered charity.

Board of Directors:

Drew Copeland

Jeff Yoo

Joseph Wong

Jimmy Choo

Lena Wong

Richard Sutton

Rodolphe Destombes



Anders Ourom


Operations Managers:

Joseph Wong

Jimmy Choo

Edwin Chen

Leo Sieczka

Lena Wong

Thomas Lauer

Tom Zadorsky


We also would like to thank you all our volunteers. Without them, this dream and project won’t be possible.