Physics student climbs to the top

The freedom is what Martin Kuhnel enjoys most about his chosen sport of climbing.

“There’s a million routes up there you can try, just a bunch of variations,” said Kuhnel, a sophomore majoring in engineering physics at Colorado School of Mines. “Everywhere you go, there’s a climbing gym with new and different climbs and walls, and when you go outdoors, it’s the same thing—it’s always different, and you can do it anywhere.”

But while Kuhnel simply enjoys the sport for what it is, he has also found fulfillment in competition, taking part in his first world cup events this past summer and raising money to compete in the first World University Sport Climbing Championships in Shanghai this October… Read more…