|Me and a climbing buddy on top of the world.|
I did a climbathon at a local climbing gym, a fundraiser at a local restaurant, as well as asking family and friends for donations.
So far, I have raised over $3,500 for Big City Mountaineers, a group that introduces the great outdoors to at risk kids, living in urban areas.
|Look close at the bottom of this photo to see the people. Gives a good perspective of size.|
We spent the next day rock climbing on the towers around high camp and getting used to the altitude since it was such a big change. Most of us came from near sea level.
On Monday, August 20th, we woke up at 2 am and started hiking around 3 am. When we hit 13,000 ft a snow/hail storm came upon us, making the climbing very tricky and cold.
We summited at 8:30 a.m., reaching 13,775 ft. Then, quickly descended because of the bad weather. We reached the trailhead around 3:30 pm.
It was one of the coolest places I have ever been. Certainly a memorable climb. All together our group raised over $22,000 for Big City Mountaineers! Thanks, Lowa!
- Christian M.
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