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Expedition Survival Tip

It gets cold and rains out there in the wilderness so pack accordingly. And if all else fails there’s always the huddle together for warmth method.

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Pacific Northwest 2016

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.

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Taking a Look Back at SFS Summit Flags

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 […]

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Big City Mountaineers Launches in New England

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 […]

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Big City Mountaineers Takes on California

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.

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40-Miles of The Boundary Waters

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:

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A Note on The Change a Life Campaign

  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 […]

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Outdoor Retailer Wrap-up.

We had a great time at Outdoor Retailer this summer. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful partners who put on events, sold products for and helped spread the word about Big City Mountaineers at the show. There were a number of programs during the show that fundraised for Big City Mountaineers, […]

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We’re hiring!

BCM is looking for an Accounting Manager & a Donor Relations Manager, based in Golden, Colorado. Do you know of anyone that might be a good fit? Please send them our way!

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Big City Mountaineers at Outdoor Retailer

Headed to Outdoor Retailer in just a few weeks? Our amazing partners: Vibram, SOLE, Stanley, Industrial Revolution and LOWA are hosting events throughout the week to support Big City Mountaineers. Make sure to check them out!

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PAL of Vancouver Heads Out To Olympic National Forest

Big City Mountaineers had the opportunity to host some strong females from the Police Activities League of Vancouver on a trip through the Olympic National Forest a few weeks ago. These girls hiked 28.8 miles with over 4100 ft of elevation over their week in the backcountry. From the photos below, we’d say they had […]

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