Lisa Ruiz wrote -
To follow my training and learn more about Robin Hood's work, please visit my blog. https://lisaruizblog.wordpress.com/
On July 31, 2017, I depart NYC for Russia to climb Elbrus, Europe's highest peak and I am pleased to say I have a great friend and climbing partner in Robin Doyle. Robin drank the climbing Kool-Aid upon my return from Denali last year. She has been working seriously hard for this and will be a force of nature on her own! Similar to last year's Denali expedition I am climbing to support the Robin Hood Foundation's (www.robinhood.org) fight against poverty in NYC. My inspiration to climb benefiting Robin Hood stems from the reality that “survival” is such a raw experience. There are so many here in NYC that have to do this every day, but not by choice. My discomfort will be temporary. In contrast, poverty is complex and has enormous staying power so fighting poverty should also have many moving parts and Robin Hood is great at this. In the mountains, you need to know the difference between what you want and what you need and I use my expeditions as a way to reveal correlations between survival in the mountains and survival in the city. Please note my climbs and travel are completely self-funded. All donations go direct to Robin Hood whose own proven process makes it super easy to know for sure the money gets where it has to go. Thank you SO MUCH for your support.