GOLDEN, Colo. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Big City Mountaineers (BCM) today announced the launch of its 2017 Summit for Someone™(SFS) fundraising climb series, the premier mountaineering fundraiser in the country. Funds raised through SFS support BCM’s mission to instill critical life skills in under-resourced youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. Since its inception, more than 1,000 climbers have raised over $4,000,000 for the program.
“We offer best-in-class guided trips in three countries to give our Summit for Someone participants a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Bryan Martin, executive director of BCM. “Summit for Someone provides an opportunity for participants to achieve a massive personal goal of climbing an iconic mountain while raising money for a great cause.”
The critical funding that is raised through SFS makes it possible for BCM to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to one thousand underserved urban youth in need of positive adult mentorship nationwide. SFS participants travel and climb the world’s premier mountains while positively impacting the lives of urban youth through funds raised.
Climbers choose from 13 separate climbs on 11 classic peaks including the Pico De Orizaba, Mount Rainier, Mount Everest Basecamp and Mount Hood, or they can create a distinct summit challenge of their own. Sponsors of the program include Backpacker Magazine, Climbing Magazine,The North Face, Jansport, Eddie Bauer, Polartec and Timberland.
For more information on the SFS series or how to create a custom SFS climb, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org/summit-for-someone, or call 303-271-9200.
About Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers (BCM) instills critical life-skills in over 1,000 under-served young people each year by getting them outdoors with volunteer mentors for life-changing wilderness experiences. BCM’s unique model of 1 to 1 mentoring is proven to develop integrity, responsibility, improve communication skills and decision making abilities in youth from risk-filled environments through a nationally recognized developmental analysis tool. Given the opportunity to develop these skills alongside caring volunteer mentors creates positive lasting change in these youth who become more likely to stay in school and avoid drugs, gangs and violence. To learn more, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org.