Big City Mountaineers is committed to supporting our Summit for Someone climbers every step of the way, helping to ensure you reach your fundraising goal and have fun while doing it! We’ll help you set up a climber donation page and encourage you to take full advantage of the various fundraising tools that we have gathered for your use, including direct support from BCM staff.
Many participants in the Summit for Someone program are first-time mountain climbers as well as first-time fundraisers. Therefore, we are fully committed to your successful journey to both climb the peak of your choice, and to raise the funds that will help under-resourced youth have that opportunity as well.
Check out the resources below, and please be in touch any time!
We’ve compiled years of Summit for Someone tips, ideas, initiatives, and templates so that you can draw on others’ past experiences as you strive to reach your fundraising goal. Click here to access the Guide.
Helping your donors to connect with your SFS challenge and the overall mission of Big City Mountaineers is crucial. Click here to find photos, videos, flyers, stories, and testimonials to help you share a compelling story.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can be incredibly powerful agents for connecting with your personal network of friends and family… the people most likely to support your SFS challenge. Click here for a library of social media posts you can use, and to learn more about how to leverage these key tools.
Feeling stuck on how to put your SFS adventure and how it relates to supporting youth programming with Big City Mountaineers into words? We’ve got you covered. You’ll also find important forms to help your donors get involved by clicking here.
SFS adventures are challenging and require a high level of fitness. Big City Mountaineers is proud to work with our partner, Mountain Fitness Research, to offer all registered SFS participants the opportunity to develop an individual 12-16-week training plan. Your training plan is included with your SFS registration, so there is no cost to you.
We have also compiled the following additional resources for you to peruse and make use of in ways that best fit your needs and personal circumstances.
- American Alpine Institute: Physical Conditioning for Mountaineering Expeditions
- Backpacker: How to Train in the City to Prepare for the Mountains
- FitClimb: 6-Week Beginner Mountaineering Fitness Plan
- Outside Online: Training for Altitude While Living at Sea Level
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train for Mountaineering
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train to Climb a 14er
- RMI: Mountain Training Plan
Mountain Gear is an outdoor gear retailer based in Spokane, WA that supports both BCM youth programming and the Summit for Someone program. They generously provide gear storage and shipping to BCM and all SFS climbers free of charge.
Learn more about Mountain Gear and the work they are doing, and please consider gearing up for your next adventure with them!