Big City Mountaineers Launches 10th Annual Summit for Someone Series

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Big City Mountaineers (BCM) announces the launch of its 10th anniversary season of the Summit for Someone™ (SFS) fundraising climb series, which is 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, 1,740 climbers have raised over $5M through SFS to help under-resourced youth participate in powerful one-on-one wilderness mentoring programs.

In 2014, high altitude mountaineer, best-selling author and BCM board member Ed Viesturs plans to climb Mt. Hood and Mont Blanc to raise $200,000 for BCM youth. “I am proud to represent Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone program in its 10th Anniversary season and have the opportunity to use my experience and passion for mountaineering to bring more people to this great cause. It’s inspiring that in celebration of ten successful years close to 200 climbers will challenge themselves to provide young people in-need with the outdoor experience of a lifetime,” Viesturs remarks.

 Ed Viesturs on Mt. Rainier with SFS

Ed Viesturs on Mt. Rainier with SFS

SFS participants are given the opportunity to travel, climb the world’s premier mountains, and positively impact the lives of urban youth. Climbers choose from 33 separate climbs on 20 classic peaks including the Grand Teton, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro or they can create their own challenge. Sponsors of the program include Backpacker Magazine, Jansport and Black Diamond.

Beginning today, participants can begin securing their spots in this world-class program, which simply requires an initial donation of $250 to support the climb. For more information on the Summit for Someone series or how to create your own custom SFS climb, please visit http://www.bigcitymountaineers.org/summit-for-someone or call 303-271-9200 ext 303.

About Big City Mountaineers
Big City Mountaineers (BCM), which serves youth in eight cities across the country, was founded in 1989 to instill critical life skills in underserved urban youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions. BCM's model is to partner with a vibrant network of youth-based agencies that work with under-resourced, racially diverse young people who often have no experience outside of their neighborhoods. BCM expeditions provide under-resourced youth with the tools and positive reinforcement needed to overcome obstacles and strive for a better future. BCM leverages the challenges inherent in wilderness adventure with a one-to-one mentoring model and time-tested curriculum designed to teach and empower youth. For more information, please visit bigcitymountaineers.org.

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