Looking for a new adventure? Want your next climb to have an impact on a young person’s life? Then check out Summit For Someone, a charity fund raiser sponsored by Backpacker Magazine to assist the Big City Mountaineers organization.
If you choose to join a Summit For Someone climb, you’ll get to select from one of 24 classic North American mountains, such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, or Mt. Hood. To join one of these adventures, you simply make a monetary pledge to Big City Mountaineers, with that pledge varying depending on the mountain you choose to climb. From there you can elect to donate the money directly, or raise the funds yourself. They’ll even provide you with a fund raising kit.
Rock climbing trips can cost as little as $2900 while expedition alpine climbs run closer to $7500. Those prices include the necessary gear, although you can take a discount if you decide to use your own equipment. That money will help send as many as five at-risk teenagers on a wilderness adventure of their own later in the year.
Clearly this is a great program that benefits a really good cause while allowing us to have an amazing alpine adventure of our own. If anyone is going to participate in the the Summit For Someone program and are looking to raise funds, drop me a note, and I’ll be happy to give you a plug here on my blog. Perhaps I can help in some small way to achieve your fund raising goals and send you on a memorable climb, while helping some deserving kids to have an adventure of their own.
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