Note to folks who are trying to get the word out about their new sites/events/etc… carbon copy me on a mass mailing about your newest linkbait scheme = straight to trash. Take the time to write me a nice email (especially one full of flattery of my recent blog posts) and you just might get what you’re asking for. If your press release leads with the keyword phrase “adventurous women” then you’re seriously in the money.
If there were any possible way I could fit one of these climbs into my schedule, I would SO be in (fingers crossed for 2010). In the meantime, here’s hoping some of you can pitch in and either participate as a climber, or, support the climbers with a donation.
This, just in, from Big City Mountaineers:
Summit For Someone Women’s Climbs Seeking Participants
Denver-based nonprofit Big City Mountaineers is looking for adventurous women to participate in its Women’s Only climbs of Mount Hood and Mount Shasta in June 2009. Participants will pledge to raise money for Big City Mountaineers, and for their efforts, will receive a guided mountaineering expedition on one of America’s marquee peaks, and an $800 gear card to MountainGear.com. All trips will be led by female mountain guides. Money raised by participants will fund Big City Mountaineers’ weeklong summer backpacking and canoeing programs for under-resourced urban teens.
Mount Shasta, a 14,162 feet volcano in California’s Cascades, is a 3-day trip with Shasta Mountain Guides, including a half-day of instruction on glacier travel techniques. The climb will take place from June 26 through June 28, and there are 5 spots still available. The fundraising requirement for Mount Shasta is $3600.
Mount Hood, the 11,239-foot high point of Oregon, is a 2-day trip with Go Trek and Expeditions, including a one-day climbing school prior to the summit attempt via the South Side route. The climb will take place from June 24 through June 25, and there are 4 spots still available. The fundraising requirement for Mount Hood is $3400.
Find fundraising ideas and track preparation for a Mount Shasta climb at the Summit For Someone blog at http://summitforsomeone.wordpress.com
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