Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving urban youth through outdoor expeditions, announced the eighth season of its Summit for Someone fundraising climb service. Participants in the Summit for Someone program receive the chance to travel, climb the world's premier mountains and impact the lives of urban youth by raising funds for Big City Mountaineers.
The schedule incorporates 24 separate climbs on 12 peaks including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Summit for Someone climbs will generate over half a million dollars in revenue to support future expedition projects.
This year, the fundraiser will start with a group of industry leaders from Black Diamond, Backpacker magazine, Polartec, The North Face, Nike and others climbing The Grand Teton on September 15. During the trip, the leaders will discuss the future of Big City Mountaineers and how to work with community philanthropy as a whole.
This first climb will also significantly help fund a portion of the non-profit's expedition missions which mentor urban youth in the outdoors. As Jon Dorn, Editor of Backpacker magazine said, “With the fundraising from these leaders alone, this climb will underwrite nearly the entire expedition program for one of four regions Big City Mountaineers operates from.”
Currently a $500 early application deposit will secure one of 185 spots in the program. For more information or information on how to create a custom Summit For Someone climb visit: www.summitforsomeone.org