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Michael Lanza's Fundraiser:

The Big Outside - Mt. Whitney SFS Climb

Michael's Photo
Michael's Photo
Michael's Photo
Michael's Photo

BENEFITING: Big City Mountaineers

EVENT: SFS: PREVIOUS YEARS

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2016

Michael Lanza

THE STORY:

Hello, I'm Michael Lanza, an outdoor writer and photographer and creator of the blog The Big Outside. In April, my 15-year-old son, Nate, and I, with a team of five other climbers, will attempt to climb the Mountaineers Route on 14,505-foot Mount Whitney in California's Sequoia National Park, the highest peak in the Lower 48 states and one of the most sought-after summits in North America.

I have climbed numerous U.S. peaks, and Nate and I have rock climbed together for several years, but this will be Nate's biggest climb to date, and we are excited to attempt it together. I will write about our team's adventure at my blog, The Big Outside.

When we arrive there in spring, the Mountaineers Route will be full of snow. Ropes, crampons and an ice axe are mandatory gear. Over the four-day, guided climb, our team will set up two expedition-style camps, with the highest located at the base of the spectacular East Face of Mount Whitney.

You can help us. Nate and I need your support to reach our goal of raising at least $4,000 for Big City Mountaineers, an organization that introduces urban youths to the wilderness--a cause Nate and I both believe in strongly. Please click the Donate button (at right) and support us with as much as you can! Thank you.

You can visit and subscribe to my blog, The Big Outside, and follow me on Facebook and Twitter.

You can also like Summit for Someone on Facebook or join our Summit for Someone email list to find out what's going on!

About BCM

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

 

$4,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $135

  • Dave Yasuda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Julie Lanza

    $50

  • Tom, Barbara, Daniel & Andrew

    $330

  • Betsy Beach Dan Corley

    $100

  • The Aldrich family

    $50

  • The Sharp Family DMS 98!

    $25

  • Ed, Sarah, Matthew and Natalie Beach

    $100

  • Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

     

  • Jon Dorn

    $50

  • Doug Colwell- HD Insurance

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Biggs family

    $100

  • Babette and John

    $50

  • Bell family

     

  • Big Agnes

     

  • Laura O'Connor and Family

     

  • Doc

    $100

  • The Lovelace Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Serio Family

    $50

  • Alexis Rizzuto

    $25

  • Bev & George Harad

    $150

  • Ray and Susi

    $50

  • Chrisman family

    $50

  • David and Kathleen Ports

    $100

  • Matt Shuster

    $50

  • The Roser Family

    $100

  • The Solon Family

    $150

  • Paul Forester & Kristina Mitchell

    $250

  • The Arndt Family

    $100

  • Hope and John Pinkerton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • The Martin Family

    $100

  • Davis Family

    $100

  • Henry and Joanne Lanza

    $100

  • The Kocemba Family

    $50

  • Jennifer Yewer

    $25

  • Uncle Ed, Auntie Janie, and cousins Brodie and Logan

    $50

  • Karen and Greg Danley

    $50

  • Betsy Beach because my team lost to the Denver Broncos

    $30

  • Steve, Kaylee and Cassidy

    $100

  • Lora Flewelling

    $25

  • Mark and MaryJane Lanza

     

  • Lauren and Scott McLean

    $25

  • Bridger Belts-Kauffman

    $25

  • Hayes Monkey Clan

    $50

  • Mark Mering/ Laura Tirrell

    $25

  • Ed Beach

    $50

  • Barry Holloway

    $50

  • Christopher Sorel

     

  • John Clarke

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • cappy culicchia

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Melissa Christi

    $15

  • Tom, Annie and Thor

    $30

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101% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Tom, Annie and Thor

Tom, Annie and Thor

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Melissa Christi

Melissa Christi

DONATION: $15

Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Take someone to your favorite wilderness place and help them experience something positive and inspire them to share that same peace with someone else down the trail (road). 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

cappy culicchia

cappy culicchia

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

John Clarke

John Clarke

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Christopher Sorel

Christopher Sorel

good luck 3 years ago

Barry Holloway

Barry Holloway

DONATION: $50

Have a great time! 3 years ago