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Brian Scott's Russell Climb

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THE STORY:

Big City Mountaineers wrote -

As part of Summit for Someone, in March 2016 I will be attempting a winter climbing expedition of two of North America's most sought after peaks, Mount Whitney and Mount Russell, to help benefit the at-risk teens Big City Mountaineers serves. With your help and my summit attempts, BCM will reach over 2,000 at-risk teens nationwide.

I have been climbing for several years now, and loved the idea of pushing myself with more to gain than just personal achievement. I have already stood atop Whitney, and when I decided to do it again, I wanted the experience to be different and more meaningful than the last time. I decided what better way than climb the mountain for someone else. A winter expedition to Whitney and Russell will be an incredible challenge, and whether I summit or not, my efforts will raise money for charity and help countless teens. Will it matter to me if I summit? Of course. But it will matter to them more.

I have extensive hiking/backpacking/climbing experience prior to this trip. I have climbed six of California's 14ers, including Mount Shasta, Mount Williamson, and Mount Tyndall - all via class 3 routes - and recently forayed into Colorado and Utah for more snow experience. I have trained for snow and glacier travel with Sierra Mountaineering Inc., the outfit who will be guiding this expedition. They are a solid outfit and have invested heavily in the Summit for Someone program. In fact, a previous climber with them turned me on to this program. Every single dime raised for this climb goes directly to the Big City Mountaineers program, especially if I go over my fundraising goal. So, please consider making a difference along with me, and thank you for your tax-deductible donation on my behalf!

 

**UPDATE**

On December 20, 2015, my mother passed away after a lenghty battle with cancer. This trip has taken an added importance to me, as - with her husband's blessing - I will be carrying a lock of her hair to bury somewhere on Mount Russell. My mother was important in planting the seed of a love for the great outdoors during my early years, and I am proud and blessed to be able to honor her this way.

$800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julia Tock

    $150

  • Brian Scott

    $100

  • Ms. stephany d nguyen

    $100

  • Susan Welbourne

    $50

  • Your Friends in The Compliance & Privacy Office

    $200

  • Peter & Ignacia Doggett

    $100

  • Jeff S

    $50

  • Yunida Comstock

    $50

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18% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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The Team: $800 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Yunida Comstock

Yunida Comstock

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jeff S

Jeff S

DONATION: $50

In appreciation of great blessings that raise our souls - mothers and mountains. Wishing best of luck on this and every climb! 2 years ago

Peter & Ignacia Doggett

Peter & Ignacia Doggett

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Your Friends in The Compliance & Privacy Office

Your Friends in The Compliance & Privacy Office

DONATION: $200

Soar to the highest heights! In loving memory of your mother. 2 years ago

Ms. stephany d nguyen

Ms. stephany d nguyen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Brian Scott

Brian Scott

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Julia Tock

Julia Tock

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Susan Welbourne

Susan Welbourne

DONATION: $50

2 years ago