On July 26th, 2015, the Range of Motion Project (ROMP) hosted the First Annual Climbing For ROMP; a worldwide event, which engaged hundreds of climbers on six continents, 13 countries, and 22 mountains across the globe. The signature climb up Cayambe in Ecuador was made possible with the support of the US Embassy – Quito Public Affairs Office. This event brought together climbers from the United States and Ecuador in an attempt to summit 19,000’ Vulcán Cayambe with a 16-person team of amputee and able bodied climbers.
We are building off the success of last year and our goal is bigger! We are hoping to have 2,600 people worldwide join Climbing for ROMP this year to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.
Join ROMP and Paralympic athlete and ROMP Board Member, Sandy Dukat, as we make our way up the windy and steep face of Mt. Bierstadt. Standing at 14,065′, this majestic peak will provide enough challenge to make you grateful for your mobility, but not so much that you want to call your mom crying.
The hike will take approximatley five hours round trip. We will leave from the main parking lot at 7 am, in order to summit before the afternoon clouds and storms come rolling in. Some previous hiking experience is necessary.
In order to successfully climb this mountain, you will need the following:
Hat, lots of sunscreen, lots of snacks, lots of water, sunglasses, gloves (for the scramble at the top), several layers, long pants, sturdy hiking shoes that are water resistant, and a great attitude.
Walking sticks or ski poles are recommended for support.
Come prepared to enjoy great company and great conversation!