Climbing For Kids


Steve Sergeant from The Wildebeat posted about Climbing For Kids in the comments section on the Summit For Someone post I made last week, and I’ve been meaning to follow up on it ever since.

Much like Summit For Someone this is another organization that organizes climbs to raise money for at-risk youth. Sponsored by Bay Area Wilderness Training the Climbing For Kids Organization will send you out some impressive climbs including Rainier, Whitney, Hood, Shasta, and even Mt. Orizaba in Mexico.

The amount of fundraising you’ll have to do to join the climbs varies by each mountain, but generally falls into the $3200-$3800 range, with the exception of Orizaba, which clocks in at $7500. For your efforts, you’ll get to join one heck of a great adventure and get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped raise money for underprivileged at-risk youth. Oh, and did I mention you’ll also get to go home with $1500 worth of gear?

This is another great cause, and one that is well worth your time. If you were already considering one of these climbs in the near future, why not join the group? The gear alone is well worth it.

Special Thanks to Steve for sending this my way. And be sure to check out his WildeBeat Podcast. It’s excellent stuff with great tips for backcountry exploration and timely topics ranging from the environment, changing policies in our national parks, and a host of others. I highly recommend it.

Kraig Becker

3 thoughts on “Climbing For Kids”

  1. Thanks for the plug! I’m Cliff, the coordinator of Climbing for Kids, and I’m really excited to be a part of such a great event. Every year folks of all different experience levels take unforgettable trips to some of the greatest mountain climbs on the continent. It’s great fun to get to know these climbers from the day they call me up asking questions about which mountain is right for them, until the day that they stand on the summit of Mt. Rainier (for example) having raised money that will get over 50 kids (from their fundraiser alone) outdoors. It’s a great adventure, but the real satisfaction is in making it possible for young people to have their own incredible adventures in the wilderness. Thanks again, for helping us get the word out there.

  2. Hi Cliff,

    Thanks for taking some time to stop by and leave a note on your own personal experience with the program. It sounds like an excellent way to not only climb, but to do it to help the kids. I’m happy that I could help in any small way to get the word out on this.

    Keep up the great work!

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