Everywhere Edge

Peak Adventure

October 10, 2007

2007 was the year you swore that you would keep your New Year’s resolutions. And now it’s time for the mid-year progress check:

1.    Stop procrastinating (oops…it’s October)
2.    Embark on an adventure (installing that Mt. Everest screensaver was a good start)
3.    Do volunteer work (does having the right intention count?)

Hmmm….looks like some catch-up is in order. And with only two months remaining in 2007, you can still get your resolutions back on track – like when you accomplish all three at once.

Give yourself a jumpstart as registration opens today for Backpacker magazine's 2008 Summit for Someone benefit climb program. Choose from 95 epic trips to some of North America’s most sought after peaks and join other charitable-minded adventurers to raise money for Big City Mountaineers, a non-profit dedicated to mentoring disadvantaged inner-city kids through wilderness experiences.

The 2008 roster features over 20 different destinations of various intensities and duration, all led by professional guides. Novice climbers (see website for qualification requirements) and those with little vacation time (ugh!) can tackle Mt. Langley (Sierras, California) or the Middle Teton (Grand Teton National Park). While experienced mountaineers have the opportunity to tackle Mt. Rainier or Mt. Whitney. There will also be two women’s specific climbs, led by women guides, up Mt. Hood and Mt. Shasta.

In return, you commit to a fundraising pledge between $2900 and $7500, depending on the trip, which will send as many as five teens on a trip of a lifetime.

And fulfills your last resolution…becoming a rock star.

Summit for Someone

Big City Mountaineers

www.summitforsomeone.com

www.bigcitymountaineers.org