Everywhere Edge

Take the High Road

April 13, 2008

The good Mother Abbess sure set some lofty goals to seek inner peace. Climb ev’ry mountain? Right…unless your name is Ed Viesturs. Who has the time? And the funds?

Or you can sign up to support Climbing for Kids, and you'll quickly be on the high road paved with great karma. Register for one of their benefit climbs and join charitable-minded adventurers to raise money for Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT), a non-profit that introduces outdoors experiences to inner-city kids. BAWT maximizes the opportunities for kids to sleep under starry nights by providing outdoor leadership training to youth agency staff and also maintains a state-of-the-art gear library, saving cash-starved agencies from purchasing their own equipment.

Commit to raising $3,500 - $7,500 and professional guides will take you up some of North America’s favorite peaks including Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood or Pico de Orizaba in Mexico. For maximum girl power, check out the all women’s climb up Mt. Rainier in August.

Extra bonus, you also receive $1500 in gear including big ticket items like a Big Agnes sleeping bag and a Gregory backpack.

Even bigger bonus? For every $1,000 you raise, 17 kids will head to into the wilderness.

Where they'll realize that trees, mountains and streams are just a few of their favorite things.

Climbing for Kids

415-788-3666 x150

www.climbingforkids.org