On June 24, Jasper (a Positive Tracks Summit for Someone climber,) his dad, Mountain Meister and a few other Summit for Someone climbers attempted to climb Mount Hood to raise money for Big City Mountaineers. Positive Tracks doubled the amount Jasper was able to raise through their program with Big City Mountaineers supporting the efforts of […]
When Issa first came to us she was a quiet, sweet, but obviously uncomfortable teenage girl. Backpacking was a new experience for her and being so far from home was intimidating. On just the second day of the expedition, with doubts in her mind and tears on her cheeks, she said, “I can’t do this.” […]
In September, Big City Mountaineers got to celebrate all things adventure with the Colorado outdoor community at Gociety’s Adventure Fest in Denver. During the festival, a few of the Big City Mountaineers’ team and alumni sat down with Dispatch Radio.
Being the home of Big City Mountaineers, we love seeing the impact programs have on our own Colorado. This summer we had a number of expeditions and even overnight camps for the young ones exploring Colorado’s wilderness. Some of the week-long expedition groups had a chance to visit the Oh Be Joyful wilderness in Crested […]
Big City Mountaineers had a huge summer filled with adventures in the Pacific Northwest. The Big City Mountaineers’ youth hiked in Olympic National Park, summited peaks in Wallowa Mountains, camped under the stars on Deception Pass and more. Check out some of the photos from the adventures this summer.
One every Big City Mountaineers expeditions the teens carry a Summit/Voyageur Flag that represents their team agreement and celebrates their success on their adventure. This idea was created over a decade ago by Skip Yowell (co-founder of JanSport) and Jim Kern (BCM’s founder.) At the end of each trip, the youth agency, teen, and adult gets […]
Big City Mountaineers is excited to announce the first New England program launched last weekend. We had the opportunity to take a group of young hikers to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our partners: Polartec, IBEX, Timberland, DeLorme & Vibram and the continued support of the Big […]
Early July, a group of young men joined Big City Mountaineers for a week-long backcountry expedition in Silver Divide, California. From the looks of their pictures, it seems like a good time was had by all.
One of our trip leaders, Matt Kaufmann, put together a great video of his Big City Mountaineer’s group completing 40-miles of the Boundary Waters route. Check out this great video:
Why do you participate in the Change a Life Campaign? My involvement in Big City Mountaineers may have been the most rewarding experience of my life. I have always known the power of the mountain environment, and how it can be inspirational, and rejuvenating. What I experienced through a BCM expedition was dramatic changes […]