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Mt. Kosciuszko Climb Supporting Big City Mountaineers!

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owner profile imageIt's Time! Angela Summits for Someone Tuesday!
November 11, 2017

Hello Amazing Friends and Family!  It's currently 5:30am and I am sitting in the dark of my sister's kitchen somewhere north of Sydney. Yesterday  See more
Angela Bakas

THE STORY:

Alright y'all, I'm at it again! In November of 2017, I will be summiting Australia's tallest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko. Though controversial and very easy, this peak is still considered one of the Seven Summits. New Guinea’s Carstensz Pyramid is a much taller, more challenging peak that many consider a competitor in the Seven Summits list. But if I asked you to name the seven continents, you'd say Australia, not Oceania, so I'm going to count Mt. Kosciuszko and I'm going to count it hard, in support of Big City Mountaineers. 


Big City Mountaineers is the nation’s leading wilderness mentoring organization, providing close to 1,000 under-served urban youths per year the opportunity to go on backcountry expeditions. These experiences help kids build self esteem, decision making skills, responsibility, leadership, sense of self, confidence and a connection to the outdoors. Aka, BCM rocks. 


 In 2013 into 2014, I took on the challenge of raising $8500 for the organization, their fundraising program called Summit for Someone, with the hopes of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro if I met the goal. In the end, I raised almost $10,000 for BCM and was the first female to reach the top of Kili on the day I climbed. 


Years later, I'm chasing another one. I believe that we have to teach our youth, the underserved, the minorities, the immigrants, and the refugees (aka OUR FUTURE GENERATION) that their voices matter. We have to show them they are strong and they matter. We have to raise our kids to love our planet and to take care of it better than we have. We have to do it and Big City Mountaineers is my way to do it. 


Help me reach my goal of $2,228 (Mt. Kosci is 2,228 meters tall) and give underserved youth the opportunity to know what it's like to conquer a mountain, better preparing them to take on the real mountains of life. 


"If you're losing hope, you're not doing enough." 


(All money raised goes directly to BCM - it in no way supports or pays for my trip/climb, so donate. It's legit.)

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$1,895

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carol Banks

    $20

  • Betsy Lay

    $25

  • Lindsey & Scott Foos

     

  • Amanda S.

    $50

  • Alison & Betsy

    $25

  • Greg Hilpipre

     

  • Callie Works-Leary

    $100

  • Michael Baraga

    $25

  • Jamie Moyer

    $50

  • Cara Pollock

    $50

  • Nadi

     

  • Nick Gianoutsos

    $10

  • Jenn M.

    $25

  • Mama Bakas

    $100

  • Ken & Debbie Fleming

    $25

  • Kate Deutmeyer

    $10

  • Trudee and Bill

    $50

  • Stoney Baloney

    $20

  • Ben Fishner

     

  • Tracy Heiman and Family

     

  • Pamela Anderson

    $25

  • Geeks Who Drink Fundraiser

    $258

  • Brad & Kim Ruptak

    $50

  • Peter Schultz

    $20

  • Andrea Abbott

    $50

  • Taylor & Jacob

    $25

  • Jeff Alvarez

    $20

  • Diane Kanagy

    $30

  • Liz and Aaron

    $50

  • Steven Sabbagh

    $200

  • Hilary Ades

    $50

  • Diane Chado

    $50

  • Heather McKernan

    $25

  • Duncan Torrance

    $25

  • Paige Baker

    $25

  • Dr. Wilfred Funk, MD

    $50

  • Ken & Ivy Ast

    $22.71

  • The Wilsons

    $50

  • Joann Tran

    $25

  • Elissa Alvarez

    $15

  • James Hobbs

    $50

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85% Raised of$2,228 Goal

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The Team: $1,895 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

James Hobbs

James Hobbs

DONATION: $50

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Elissa Alvarez

Elissa Alvarez

DONATION: $15

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Joann Tran

Joann Tran

DONATION: $25

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The Wilsons

The Wilsons

DONATION: $50

So proud of you, auntie ang! 2 years ago

Ken & Ivy Ast

Ken & Ivy Ast

DONATION: $22.71

In Memory of Cousin Dave 2 years ago

Dr. Wilfred Funk, MD

Dr. Wilfred Funk, MD

DONATION: $50

There are tigers to be got. 2 years ago

Paige Baker

Paige Baker

DONATION: $25

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Duncan Torrance

Duncan Torrance

DONATION: $25

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Heather McKernan

Heather McKernan

DONATION: $25

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Diane Chado

Diane Chado

DONATION: $50

You go girl!! Have a great time!! 2 years ago