Challenge Yourself to Change a Young Life

About SFS

Every year, hundreds of Summit for Someone climbers join together to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains to improve the lives of under-served, urban youth. The vital funding that is raised through Summit for Someone makes it possible for Big City Mountaineers to deliver transformational wilderness mentoring expeditions to thousands of urban youth across the country in need of positive adult guidance in challenging and restorative environments.

Under-resourced youth live in communities where as many as 50% of students drop out of high school. Low graduation rates contribute to:

• Drug use
• Participation in crime and violence
• Inactivity and poor health

Big City Mountaineers programs have a proven track record of improving integrity, self-esteem, decision-making abilities, and communication skills that keep kids healthy, active, in school, and motivated to strive for success.

Individuals and teams from all ages, locations and abilities climb with Summit for Someone. All expeditions are guided by professional guide services, creating extraordinary adventures for first-time climbers and experienced mountaineers. Plus, each climber receives a variety of gear for their climbs through the support of our generous outdoor industry sponsors.

Whether you are seeking a new adventure, pursuing a personal challenge or wish to contribute to improving the lives of urban youth, Summit for Someone will be an experience of a lifetime! Our staff will support you every step of the way so that you reach your fundraising and training goals.

Know a young climber that might be interested in Summit for Someone climb? Their efforts could have double the impact!

BCM has partnered with Positive Tracks, a national youth-centric non-profit, to help young people get active and give back through the Summit For Someone program! Positive Tracks has created a $25,000 Youth Fundraising Challenge to double funds generated by climbers ages 23 and under. Every dollar raised by young people and matched by Positive Tracks goes to BCM to transform the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring experiences that instill critical life skills. With Positive Tracks’ help, Big City Mountaineers’ youth supporters aim to raise $50,000 for BCM, while teaching young people the rewards of making a difference using their own power!