Summit For Someone

Outdoor Access For All

Now, more than ever, we know the importance of access to the great outdoors.

Time outdoors is hugely beneficial to every person. But not everyone has the resources to make it happen. When you join a Summit for Someone team, you’ll channel your personal passion for the outdoors in a tangible way, helping to provide similar experiences for students from disinvested communities.

Each adventure is run by BCM’s professional guide partners to ensure you have a great experience. All trip itineraries are designed for entry-level technical skills, and require a moderate to high level of physical fitness. All fundraising efforts ensure that BCM can continue to offer high-quality outdoor access programs for youth.

Summit for Someone 2024

Explore this year’s trip options, and fill out an interest form, sign our wavier, and schedule a mandatory pre-registration phone check-in to learn more. 

Want to get involved but don’t see a trip that is a match for you? Consider creating your own campaign through our Adventure for Someone program!

Mt. Hood

June 26, 2024 - June 27, 2024


Standing at 11,240’ above the mighty Columbia River, Mt. Hood offers something for everyone from the aspiring alpinist to the experienced mountaineer. An ascent of Mt. Hood via the Southside Route is an entry-level technical climb requiring the use of ice axe and crampons over glaciated terrain. This program is geared for folks with little to no previous mountaineering experience, although a high degree of physical fitness is necessary. With a Steep Snow Climbing Course included on the first day, you’ll be ready for your summit attempt on day 2. Guided by Timberline Mountain Guides.

Key Considerations: high altitude, cold temperatures, snow and ice travel, +/- 3500′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $2100


Rocky Mountain National Park Overnight

July 17, 2024 - July 19, 2024


Mountaineering isn’t your thing? Take a three-day backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park! It will be a 2-night basecamp backpacking trip, hiking around 5 miles per day – all levels welcome! Day 1 will be hiking to your basecamp and dropping packs. Day 2 will be spent hiking to beautiful places in Rocky Mountain National Park! Day three is your hike back to the trailhead. Dates are likely to change. Guided by Rocky Mountain Hiking Company.

Key Considerations: ~5 miles of hiking/day, being at 9,000-10,000 feet above sea level

Fundraising Commitment: $1500


Grand Teton

September 3, 2024 - September 6, 2024


The centerpiece of the jagged Teton skyline, the aptly named Grand Teton is a classic mountaineering challenge suitable for first-time mountaineers. With the summit at 13,775 feet, ascending the Grand requires a climb of 14 round-trip miles, 14,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, technical 5th class climbing, and plenty of scrambling. It’s also in the heart of gorgeous Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll experience flower-filled meadows, possible bear sightings, and fast-moving weather. You’ll ascend to Corbet’s Base Camp on your way to the summit on this three-night trip. Guided by Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, possible snow or ice on route, cold temperatures, +/- 7000′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $3700


Mt. Whitney – Summer

September 12, 2024 - September 14, 2024


At 14,508’, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. During the summer months, the Mountaineer’s Route offers a beautiful trail past pine trees, boulders, granite slabs, high alpine meadows, and lakes. Located on the northeast side of Mt. Whitney, it includes a chute angled at 25-35 degrees that tops out at a notch about 400 feet below the summit, where the angle becomes slightly steeper – 40-45 degrees – the rest of the way to the summit. The terrain is trails and good-quality granite with some 3rd class climbing (requiring the use of hands and feet), but the terrain is not considered technical in nature. The Mountaineer’s Route also sees fewer climbers and more beautiful vistas. Guided by Sierra Mountaineering International.

Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, +/- 6000′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $2000


Want to donate to someone's SFS campaign?

If you aren't able to do your own SFS this year, you can support someone else's Summit for Someone! Check out our existing campaigns and donate to help get more youth outside!

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