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Suffering For Someone: Lurking Fear, 2017

December 12, 2017


Earlier this year, two climbers, Ryan and Roxanne, took a different approach to Big City Mountaineers’ Summit for Someone program. They decided they would challenge themselves to ‘Suffer for Someone’ by taking on the Lurking Fear route on the  iconic El […]

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Miami Teens Trace Their Steps to Leave No Trace

November 27, 2017


There’s no question BCM participants describe their experiences as fun, challenging (both physically and mentally), eye-opening, and a memory that will last a lifetime. But what about transferring those experiences back home? What are they learning that can be applied […]

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BCM’s Response to The Proposed National Park Fee Hike

BCM’s Response to The Proposed National Park Fee Hike

November 17, 2017


The Department of the Interior recently proposed an increase of 180% to entrance fees—from $25 to $70 per vehicle—in 17 National Parks during peak visitation months. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s justification for the fee increase is that it […]

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

November 16, 2017


Amy started out as a BCM student, has climbed for us, and served on our board of directors.

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Midwest Fall 2017 Update

Midwest Fall 2017 Update

November 15, 2017


Hello from the Midwest! This fall we’ve stayed busy as we’ve continued getting young people outside and on the water! Connections to our beloved city and its green spaces are what we’re after, and through September and October we paddled […]

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Hector’s Story

Hector’s Story

November 13, 2017


This summer Big City Mountaineers had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of teens who are part of a youth agency called College Track. The College Track partnership with BCM allowed students to learn in a classroom they’ve […]

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Damonte’s Story

Damonte’s Story

November 9, 2017


Transformation in the Boundary Waters When we were first introduced to Damonte, it was evident that humor was in his DNA. He was known for making everyone laugh, adults and peers alike, with his witty sense of humor. He maintained […]

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Jenn’s Story

Jenn’s Story

October 31, 2017


Trails have always been a place of adventure, fun, healing, growth, discomfort, and sanctuary for me. Last summer I had the honor of being on two trails for Big City Mountaineers: one in Medicine Bow National Forest on a youth […]

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