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Emily Waterman - MT SHASTA BACKPACKER MAG: SFS CLIMB 2017 - July 7-9

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We climbed!
August 04, 2017

Thank you everyone for your generosity and support! We traveled to California in July to climb Mount Shasta. We had an amazing time hiking and  See more
Emily Waterman and Evan Farrell

THE STORY:

We are incredibly grateful for outdoor experiences, which have added so much to our lives mentally and physically. By fundraising for Big City Mountaineers, we hope to pass on our good fortune.

About Big City Mountaineers

Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth around the country through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. They partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Their curriculum, based on the Developmental Assets framework, improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.

There is science behind this!

Data shows that experiences in nature reduce stress, improve physical health, lead to better educational outcomes, and build civic mindedness- that means outdoor experiences are good for teens and the environment they will be left with. Big City Mountaineers shows results including decreased substance use and violence, and better educational outcomes, leadership, and health habits. 

Diversity in outdoor experiences 

Unfortunately, the immense benefits of outdoor experiences are not enjoyed equally. Teens of color are sorely underrepresented in the outdoors. 85% of the participants in Big City Mountaineers' wildnerness expeditions live below the poverty line, and most are teens of color.  

The Climb

To raise money for this fantastic cause, we are climbing Mt. Shasta in July. Mt. Shasta is great challenge for beginner and experienced climbers alike. The snow-covered West Face is an ideal route for learning ice axe and crampon skills, and instructors from Shasta Mountain Guides will make sure we are prepared. Over the three-day climb we’ll set up a basecamp in remote Hidden Valley, where we’ll stage our (hopefully!) successful summit bid.

Why $7,000? 

Big City Moutaineers sets the fundraising goals for each climb. Between the two of us, our climb will fund week-long wildnerness expeditions for about six teens!

$7,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian, Jennifer, Ava & Juliet Farrell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nana & Grandpa

    $35

  • Jessica Menold

    $50

  • Microwave

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Brenda and Jay

    $100

  • Eva Lefkowitz

     

  • David and Daniel Lydon-Staley

    $50

  • Sara Freed

    $50

  • Meg Small

    $100

  • Rose & Tom

     

  • Newman Family

     

  • Taryn

    $50

  • Corey Pratt

    $50

  • Emily Vita

    $50

  • Chris & Kathy Vita

    $50

  • Joy Drohan

    $15

  • Jean Krawczyk

    $50

  • Ken & Marianne McCarthy

    $50

  • Gwen Miller

    $25

  • Paul and Sue Vita

    $100

  • John & Dee Farrell

    $250

  • Todd Hipwell

    $50

  • Fast Eddie Felsen

    $50

  • Chris Nelson, MD

    $25

  • Chelsea Muth

    $25

  • Jenna foglia and mark higgins

    $200

  • Lisa Gardner

    $20

  • Damon Jones

    $30

  • Andrew and Kathleen Eross

    $50

  • Aaron and Nicole

    $50

  • Dave and Bri

    $75

  • BBQ Fundraiser

    $171

  • Gabe Ortiz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $3,161.29

  • Becca

    $50

  • Bob and Mary Ann

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Yoga on the Mountain

    $622

  • Yoga on the Mountain

    $140

  • The Pittsburgh Farrells

     

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100% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Yoga on the Mountain

Yoga on the Mountain

DONATION: $140

1 year ago

Yoga on the Mountain

Yoga on the Mountain

DONATION: $622

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Bob and Mary Ann

Bob and Mary Ann

1 year ago

Becca

Becca

DONATION: $50

Lots of love to you both! 1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $3,161.29

1 year ago

Gabe Ortiz

Gabe Ortiz

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

BBQ Fundraiser

BBQ Fundraiser

DONATION: $171

1 year ago

Dave and Bri

Dave and Bri

DONATION: $75

1 year ago