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Aug 16, 2012, 4:13 AM
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ABOUT CLAUDIU
Claudiu Miu is a Romanian and Balkan climbing champion. Claudiu is an anomaly of sorts when you meet him since he is fairly quiet, reserved, kind, and borderline very shy. You would never know he is a very good climber because he doesn’t talk about it much, (like most do). Because of these traits you would never believe the strength or determination he exudes while on the mountain tackling tough climbs and overhangs.

His passion for climbing took him all over the world. By age 28 he climbed: “ Freaks of the Industry”, a famed bouldering route in Rocky Mountains National Park, CO rated grade 8B (the grades are from 4 to 8C+). He continued to climb in England, Bulgaria, the famous Indian Creek area in Utah (crack climbing), Ti-Cino in Switzerland, Glenmore Lodge in Scotland (famed for mixed rock and ice climbing), the Matterhorn, and many more.
At the 2009 & 2010 World Cup Bouldering competition in Munchen, Claudiu ranked the highest performance ever as a Romanian competitor.

For many years, Claudiu worked as a climbing coach In Bucharest, Romania, sharing his passion with young people and children in particular. Because of his skills, passion and continuous accomplishments in climbing competitions, he was hired by the climbing gym owner to manage and facilitate the climbing gym he trained at. This only furthered his joy for climbing and now he could professionally work in an environment he was passionate about as well.

His dreams were coming true.

NEW CHALLENGES
About this time, Claudiu started having problems with his joints in his hands. He continued to climb at a slower pace yet deterioration and pain continued at a very alarming pace. Because of the extreme discomfort he went to the doctors again only to be sadly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and, after years of research, with the controversial Lyme disease.

Doctors in both Romania and England have confirmed that Claudiu has a fast progressing case of severe, chronic rheumatoid arthritis. However, the additional complication of Lyme disease has presented many, many challenges on types and avenues of treatment. And the doctors continue to face the ongoing challenge of how the Lyme disease is affecting the rheumatoid arthritis and attacking the body at such a rapid rate.

Less than 3 years ago years ago, he used to be tougher than the rocks he climbed with artistry. Now he now longer climbs. His daily challenges are the simplest ones most of us take most for granted: getting out of bed, walking down a flight of stairs, preparing lunch or getting up from a chair. His Lyme disease and chronic rheumatoid arthritis are such severe diseases actively crippling his entire body at an alarming rate. It was confirmed by blood test results and the doctors’ estimation of the current deterioration in his joints happen over a 20 year span, and not in less than 3 years.

http://www.helpclauclimbagain.com


CLAUDIU CLIMBING R.M.N.P FREAKS OF THE INDUSTRY V13
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