In 2013, The Heroes Project invited supporters to our local mountains to spend a day experiencing a small portion of the training we demand of our veterans (Team THP). We expected a group of about 200 and hoped 20 or 30 would conquer the summit of Mt. Baldy… 5 years later, we have seen thousands of local supporters make the 6 mile trek to the top inspired and motivated by our heroes every step of the way. Join us on June 3rd to meet our heroes, learn about their past and future expeditions, surround yourself with positivity, hope and light, and keep supporting our injured veterans.
What is Climb for Heroes?
Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family friendly day hike accessible to all fitness levels and age groups. Children, dogs, and elderly will be participating. You can climb with friends and family, form a team, or come alone and meet other climbers at the event. With a minimum donation of just $100 per participant, BUT, don't stop at $100! There are GREAT prizes for highest fundraisers. And let's be honest..... without your incredible fundraising, your passion for the outdoors, the lure of our local mountains, and your undeniable need to sweat for a really good cause, we wouldn't be able to continue our important work.
What does the day look like?
Camp 1 will be a mere 30 minutes to an hour from Base Camp. At Camp 1, hikers will receive a coin that will be exchanged for a Heroes Project t-shirt at the end of the day. Camp 2 is located another 45 minutes up the mountain and provides an excellent resting point for refreshments at The Notch (the Mount Baldy restaurant), a picture opportunity, or a chair lift down. Hikers can turn around here, or continue on to Camp 3. At each camp (there are five total – including the summit) participants will receive coins redeemable for swag at the end of the day. Mt. Baldy is 10,064 feet and a little less than 6 miles UP.