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Kareemah Batts

Kareemah Batts

Keynote Speaker: Paraclimber, Disability Advocate & Founder of Adaptive Climbing Group

Kareemah Batts Biography

Kareemah Batts, a native of the Flatbush area in Brooklyn, New York City, is a cancer survivor, para climber, outdoor enthusiast, and diversity, equity, and inclusion professional. Raised by her maternal aunt and uncle from a young age due to her mother's behavioral disabilities, Batts was introduced to camping, fishing, and urban gardening, fostering her lifelong appreciation for the outdoors. Her upbringing in a 7th-day Adventist household also instilled in her the values of natural health practices and community stewardship, which further ignited her passion for nature and public spaces.

Batts's academic journey includes attending Hunter College and earning a degree in Recreational Therapy, with ongoing studies in Business & Economics Management. Her professional path began with the NYC Department of Community Development, where she supported youth programs addressing homelessness and educational barriers. She also gained experience in marketing and publishing before transitioning to a career centered on her love for the outdoors and advocacy for inclusivity.

In 2009, Batts' life took a dramatic turn when she was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma, resulting in a partial leg amputation. This challenge led her to the Colorado Mountain School in 2011, where she discovered her passion for climbing and became the first female para climber in a USA Climbing Competition. In 2012, she founded the Adaptive Climbing Group, the largest climbing program for people with disabilities in the United States. She serves as the Program Director and volunteers her time on various committees and boards, promoting diversity in the outdoor industry.

Batts' contributions have earned her numerous accolades, including the 2013 ADA Sapolin Award from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the 2019 Climbing Advocate Award from Access Fund, and the 2023 "Change Maker of the Year" honor from the American Alpine Club. As a consultant, she collaborates with brands and organizations to develop sustainable, accessible opportunities for people with disabilities while traveling globally to share her experiences and advocate for underrepresented communities.

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Kareemah Batts Videos

Adaptive Climbing: Opening The Crag To Everyone | adidas TERREX
Backcountry Trailbreakers Round Table
Kareemah Batts: Diversity is More Than Color

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What topics does Kareemah Batts speak about?

Kareemah Batts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Mountain Climbing, Climbing, Adventure, Disability, Diversity, Health, Cancer Survivor, Women, Social Justice, Athlete, Paralympics, Motivational, Black Heritage and DEI.

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Kareemah Batts generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Kareemah Batts is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Mountain Climbing, Climbing and Adventure Speakers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kareemah Batts for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Kareemah Batts generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keely Cat-Wells, Tiffany Yu and Amy Purdy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kareemah Batts for an upcoming event.

Kareemah Batts Videos

Adaptive Climbing: Opening The Crag To Everyone | adidas TERREX
Backcountry Trailbreakers Round Table
Kareemah Batts: Diversity is More Than Color
Adaptive Climbing Group: Diversity and Inclusion
A New Kind of Physical Therapy - Rock Climbing for the Disabled

Kareemah Batts News

  • These rock climbers prove a disability doesn’t define them

    The Adaptive Climbing Group, rock climbers with physical or other issues, visits the Brooklyn Boulders gym in New York to train and overcome limitations.

  • A Group Lifts Paraclimbers to Higher Goals

    The Adaptive Climbing Group is the brainchild of Kareemah Batts, of Brooklyn, who once swore that she would never rock-climb. But she came around to the sport after a battle with cancer that cost her a part of a leg.

  • Break Down The Barriers

    Kareemah Batts lives in New York City. Guess what? In the Big Apple, the head of access to public parks works from her wheelchair. There is a department of the mayor’s office dedicated to removing barriers for disabled people and it’s run by disabled people.

  • Women In The Wild: Kareemah Batts

    As a cancer survivor, Kareemah Batts knows a few things about persevering in times of struggle, a life of meaning, and instability in the pursuit of passion. Since her diagnosis in 2009, she has moved to the forefront of the adaptive climbing community.

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