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Backpacker Magazine's Summit for Someone Benefit Climb Series


Submitted by admin on 2007-11-16

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Join Backpacker magazine as we climb 24 of America’s iconic peaks to benefit Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit, recreational mentoring program for at-risk teens. Not only will you experience your choice of challenging, professionally guided ascents, you’ll receive a mountain of free gear from our sponsors. You’ll also feel good knowing your efforts will help fund a potentially life-changing week in the wilderness for teens who need it most. The amount raised by each Summit for Someone climber is enough to fully sponsor five teens and a youth agency leader for a week-long summer outdoor youth mentoring program.

With space for 775 SFS participants in 2008, there are three categories of climbs to satisfy everyone’s needs: Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expeditions.

The traditional Summit for Someone Glacier climbs are 2-5 days long and take place in locales such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Mt. Moran, and more! The fundraising goal for Glacier climbs is $3400-$4000. A new addition this year, Alpine Rock climbs will include roped scrambling with less glacier or ice travel. The Alpine Rock climbs are 2-4 days long and will go to Mt. Langley, Humphries Peak, Buck Mountain, Grand Teton and Mt. Whitney. Alpine Rock's fundraising goal for participants is $2900-$3500. The alpine rock climbs target individuals who might not be interested in glacial travel or who prefer technical rock climbing. The 5-10 day Expeditions will take place in the Sierra's, Alaska and Mexico.

Each climb is lead by professional and well-renowned guide services such as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Rainier Mountaineering International and Sierra Mountaineering International.

2008 registration is open now! Who will you summit for? See www.summitforsomeone.org for more information or contact Brie (Brie@bigcitymountaineers.org or 303-271-9200 ext 402).

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