GOLDEN, Colo. (November 12, 2020) – Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a leading provider of outdoor experiences for youth from unfairly marginalized communities announces Summit for Someone 2021 fundraising campaign.
The BCM Summit for Someone program gives everyone the opportunity to challenge themselves while helping to support the youth that BCM serves every year. Each Summit for Someone adventure is run by BCM’s professional guide partners and takes participants on incredible high alpine adventures. The funds raised through each Summit for Someone adventure directly support BCM’s mission to support youth across the country.
Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and out of precaution for guide partners and participants, the majority of the 2020 Summit for Someone adventures were canceled. While unfortunate, this gap created by COVID-19 did open the opportunity for individuals participate in the Adventure for Someone program and create their own custom challenges.
Custom challenges in 2020 raised over $31,000 dollars for BCM and featured a variety of adventures ranging from Tahoe Rim Trail thru-hikes, summiting the Guardian Peaks, climbing multiple 14ers in Colorado to biking across Missouri on the Katy Trail.
The 2021 Summit for Someone adventure series kicks off on June 10, 2021 and will feature adventures in Mt. Hood, the Grand Teton and Longs Peak. Each adventure’s itinerary is designed with entry-level technical skills in mind, giving everyone the opportunity to participate and be challenged while giving back.
- Whitney, June 10 – 12
- Hood, June 10 – 11
- Presidential Range Traverse, June 25 – 27
- Grand Teton, July 11 – 14
- Rainier, July 27 – 30
- Longs Peak, August 20 – 22
- Whitney, September 16 – 18
To learn more about the 2021 Summit for Someone adventures, please visit: www.bigcitymountaineers.org/summit-for-someone
Big City Mountaineers (BCM) provides free – fully outfitted and professionally led – backpacking trips, paddling expeditions, and camps so all youth can access the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits of being connected to nature. Research shows that experiences in nature reduce stress, improve physical health, advance education outcomes, and build civic mindedness. Unfortunately, not every young person has the same opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and are unable to take in all the benefits of being connected to nature in an equitable way. BCM’s model removes material and social barriers to participation outdoors by acting as a hub between the outdoor industry, youth-serving community-based organizations, caring adult mentors, and professional experiential educators.
To learn more, please visit www.bigcitymountaineers.org