troubleshooting Question

Excel Count Occurrences of String

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I am trying to count the number of times a string such as "Climbing" occurs in any of cells N2 or X2 or AF2 or AN2 or AV2 or BD2 or BL2 or BT2 or CB2 or CJ2. The columns in-between would never contain "Climbing" so if it would be easier to just count occurrences of "Climbing" in the range N2:CJ2 that should work.

I tried COUNTIF(N2:CJ2, "Climbing"), which I thought should have counted correctly.  But I kept getting 0 no matter what.

Any ideas?
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