About the Project
About Summit for Someone
Every year, hundreds of Summit for Someone climbers join together to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains to improve the lives of under-served, urban youth. The vital funding that is raised through Summit for Someone makes it possible for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to thousands of urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance in challenging and restorative environments.
Big City Mountaineers programs have a proven track record of improving integrity, self-esteem, decision-making abilities, and communication skills that keep kids healthy, active, in school, and motivated to strive for success.
Individuals and teams from all ages, locations and abilities climb with Summit for Someone. All expeditions are guided by professional guide services, creating extraordinary adventures for first-time climbers and experienced mountaineers. Plus, each climber receives a variety of gear for their climbs through the support of our generous outdoor industry sponsors.
Whether you are seeking a new adventure, pursuing a personal challenge or wish to contribute to improving the lives of urban youth, Summit for Someone will be an experience of a lifetime! Our staff will support you every step of the way so that you reach your fundraising and training goals.
A few months ago Paul & I applied to be part of a team, that the editor of Backpacker Magazine was putting together, to climb Mount Whitney via the mountaineers route and to fundraise for a great organziation, Big City Mountaineers (BCM). We are very excited to share that we were selected! We will be a part of the Summit for Someone program, which means that Paul & I will be climbing one of North Americas most sought after peaks to help benefit the at-risk teens BCM serves.
We will attempting to climb Mount Whitney, the highest point in the continental US, via the Mountaineers Route in April 2013. This will require us to use some of the winter mountaineering and snow travel skills we have been learning over the last couple of years.
You can follow our training and the trip reports on our new blog, TheAdventurUs.com!