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Adventure for Someone: 40-for-40

August 1, 2022

Written by Rachel Brackins Photos courtesy of Willie McBride @thewilliegmcbride “I love the fact that the definition of adventure is basically an undertaking with an uncertain outcome,” Willie said, an undeniable sparkle in his eye. “There are endless opportunities for […]

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Adventure for Someone: Hiking the AT to Heal

July 18, 2022

Written by Rachel Brackins Photos and Story courtesy of Andy Miller Like many hiking enthusiasts, Andy Miller plans to walk all ~2,190 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail (AT)  – traveling from Georgia to Maine while battling grueling terrain and […]

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Adventure for Someone: Getting More Youth Outside

July 5, 2022

Written by Rachel Brackins Photos courtesy of Yvonne Rivera (@itsyvonne) In 2014, at the age of 56, Yvonne completed her first major outdoor adventure — climbing Mt. Hood with Big City Mountaineers (BCM). A trip full of firsts, like wielding […]

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Bay Area Programming Gets A New Basecamp

January 19, 2022

Written by Jenna Topper, California Regional Program Manager Richmond Storage Area Pre-Move  For the past decade, our California program has been operating entirely out of a small storage unit at Richmond Storage Pro. Jam-packed with gear, this space held memories […]

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Adventure for Someone Program Transition: A Letter to Supporters

December 19, 2021

For nearly two decades, the Summit for Someone (SFS) program has supported BCM’s mission to provide transformative outdoor experiences for youth by mobilizing outdoor enthusiasts in adventure-based fundraising campaigns. During that time, the SFS model has successfully connected the dots […]

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Q+A with BCM’s New Executive Director David Taus

June 15, 2021

Q: What about Big City Mountaineers (BCM) inspired you to apply for this position? David: My career has always placed me at the intersection of public education, nonprofits, youth development, equity and social justice, and outdoor education. I thus was drawn […]

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A Letter From Our Board

February 8, 2021

To the Big City Mountaineers (BCM) family: As we enter into 2021, we the Board of Directors wanted to share our thoughts on some of the lessons learned in 2020 as we continue to engage in introspection so that we […]

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