Summit For Someone Announces Emmons Glacier Climb on Mt. Rainier

Backpacker Magazine’s Summit For Someone, with Oregon-based Go Trek and Expeditions, is excited to announce a 4-day climb of the Emmons Glacier Route on Mount Rainier for July 19-22, 2009.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

February 2009 (DENVER, COLO.) – Backpacker Magazine's Summit For Someone, with Oregon-based Go Trek and Expeditions, is excited to announce a 4-day climb of the Emmons Glacier Route on Mount Rainier for July 19-22, 2009.

Summit For Someone, the No. 1 mountaineering fundraiser in the country, has for four years provided alpine adventures to hundreds of climbers, who raise money for Big City Mountaineers' wilderness programs for at-risk urban youth. But this year's Emmons climb is the first SFS offering on a route other than the Disappointment Cleaver Route, and will be the first SFS climb on Mount Rainier guided by Craig Van Hoy of Go Trek.

The Emmons Glacier Route is considered to be more of a wilderness experience than the popular Disappointment Cleaver, starting at the White River Campground in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park, and ascending the largest of Mount Rainier's 26 glaciers. The route covers 10,000 vertical feet over a three-day push to the summit, and climbers spend three nights camping.

The Emmons Glacier climb is just one of 14 different trips offered by Summit For Someone in 2009. Climbs range from beginner and intermediate climbs in Colorado, California, the Pacific Northwest and Wyoming to full-on expeditions in Alaska and Mexico. For more information on the Rainier Emmons Glacier climb and other Summit For Someone climbs, visit www.summitforsomeone.org.

About Big City Mountaineers
The mission of Big City Mountaineers is to enhance the lives of under-resourced urban teens through transformative outdoor experiences. Big City Mountaineers is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit corporation. For more information, visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org.

Related

Summit for Someone Announces Women's Only Climbs

Backpacker Magazine's Summit For Someone, along with Shasta Mountain Guides and Go Trek & Expeditions, is excited to announce two Women's-Only climbs for its 2009 season. Summit For Someone, the No. 1 mountaineering fundraiser in the country, has for four years provided alpine ...read more

Summit for Someone Announces Mountaineering Course

Backpacker Magazine's Summit For Someone, with Ouray, Colo.-based San Juan Mountain Guides, is excited to announce a 4-day beginner mountaineering course for its 2009 season. Summit For Someone, the No. 1 mountaineering fundraiser in the country, has for four years provided ...read more

Summit for Someone Announces Early Application for 2010 Season

Summit For Someone, the foremost mountaineering fundraiser in the country, has for five years provided alpine adventures to hundreds of climbers, who raise money for Big City Mountaineers’ wilderness programs for at-risk urban youth. A new program will allow prospective ...read more

Summit for Someone Launches Outdoor Celebrity Climbs

Backpacker Magazine's Summit for Someone, the benefit climb program supporting Big City Mountaineers, announces three celebrity climb options for 2008.In May, you can join Backpacker magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jon Dorn. Jon recently led Backpacker to its first-ever National ...read more

Summit for Someone Benefit Climb Program Experiences Growth

Backpacker Magazine's Summit for Someone Benefit Climb Program Experiences Third Year of Triple-Digit Growth (Denver, Colo) - Big City Mountaineers announces that its Backpacker Magazine Summit for Someone 2007 benefit climb program has increased 300 percent from 2006. Thanks to ...read more

Summit for Someone Calls out for 2009 Climbers

Building on a strong 2008 season for Backpacker Magazine's Summit for Someone benefit climb series, the 2009 season introduces a few changes that will continue to strengthen the program. On October 15, 2008, registration for the 2009 climbs will open. With a new presenting ...read more

Backpacker, JanSport, and Keen Fuel the Growth of Summit For Someone

Big City Mountaineers (BCM) announced today that registration for the fourth annual Backpacker Magazine's Summit for Someone Benefit Climb series for 2007 will officially open on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. Thanks once again to strong sponsor support, Backpacker Magazine's ...read more

Mountain Gear Joins Summit for Someone as a Presenting Sponsor

(Spokane, Wash.) – Mountain Gear joins Backpacker Magazine's Summit For Someone™ benefit climb program as a Presenting Sponsor. Mountain Gear will assume the gear portion of Summit for Someone, inventorying, housing and shipping all the climber gear. Climbers will be allotted ...read more

New Destinations, Courses for 2010 Summit for Someone Series

October 8, 2009 (Denver, Colo.) – The 2010 Backpacker Magazine Summit for Someone series officially opens on October 12, 2009, and is looking for participants. As the main fundraising channel for Big City Mountaineers, Summit for Someone has space for 150 climbers and includes a ...read more