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Summit for Someone

ACCESS TO AWE, access for all

A love of adventure. A passion for the outdoors. A desire to give back.

Big City Mountaineers’ SUMMIT FOR SOMEONE program lets you challenge yourself and give opportunities for youth to grow. When you join one of our adventure teams, you make a clear, positive impact on the youth that BCM serves each year.

Each adventure is run by our professional guide partners to ensure you have a great experience. All trip itineraries are designed for entry-level technical skills, and require varying degrees of physical fitness.

Get involved and provide access to the transformative power of AWE FOR ALL. More info available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

summit for someone 2020

Thanks for your interest in getting involved with Big City Mountaineers’ adventure fundraising program! Please check out our offerings below and click on “Learn More” to get in touch and register. Registration for all 2020 trips is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want to get involved but don’t see a trip that is a match for you? Consider joining one of our Ragnar trail relay teams, or creating your own custom fundraising adventure!

Longs Peak

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado’s best-known Fourteeners. At 14, 259 feet above sea level, the summit provides 360° views of surrounding wilderness. This climb takes the historic Cable Route over 7 miles from the trailhead to the summit, crossing through The Boulderfield at 12,500 feet. It involves a few short-but-technical climbs and a few hundred feet of Class 3 rock scrambling. Guided by Colorado Mountain School.

Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, +/- 5000′ elevation gain, unpredictable summer weather

Fundraising Commitment: $2000

Total Spaces on Team: 9

Mt. Whitney

September 17, 2020 - September 19, 2020

This trip is full!

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: $2500

Total Spaces on Team: 6

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