For 2019, we are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Big City Mountaineers Summit for Someone Program. Our commitment is a fundraiser ‘expedition’ to support under-resourced youth. Monies raised on this trip will support youth on wilderness trips nationwide.
Our trip this year is a Presidential Range Traverse over 3 days in early July. We will hike and scramble the ridge while staying in the beautiful AMC huts along the way. Light packs, great views, alpine terrain and common good shared.
My own previous expereinces with Summit for Someone was during a Grand Teton trip in Wyoming in 2017. I was fortunate to climb to the top of the Grand with 3 fine folks.
Our trip this year, will be less technical, in fact, it’s mostly hiking and some scrambling. It’s a great entry level program for fit hikers who might want to try a 2 night trip.
Here is some beta for those of you less familiar with the Big City Mountaineers and Summit for Someone program.
The Summit for Someone program brings together outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country to combine incredible personal adventures with the opportunity to give back, making such transformative wilderness experiences available to under-resourced youth. All told, Summit for Someone participants generate more than a quarter of a million dollars to support Big City Mountaineers’ youth programs each year.
Here are a few key highlights to celebrate the success that the SFS program has helped to enable over the years:
- 10,000+ youth in the field with Big City Mountaineers
- Over 46,000 nights spent by youth under the stars
- 30 years of field programming (2019 will be our 30th season… happy anniversary, BCM!)
- Unique 1:1 mentorship model, with one compassionate adult per youth participant on each expedition
- Data-driven results that demonstrate significant improvement in critical life skills among youth program participants
I plan to have more information coming out throughout the winter regarding this trip. If you are interested in joining us, I am happy to answer some questions, and there is also information here: