Big City Mountaineers is committed to supporting our Summit for Someone participants every step of the way, helping to ensure you reach your fundraising goal and have fun while doing it! We’ll get you set up with a donation campaign page and encourage you to take full advantage of the various fundraising tools that we have gathered for your use, including direct support from BCM staff.
Many participants in the Summit for Someone program are first-time mountain climbers as well as first-time fundraisers. If you have a question, please reach out for support and know that you are not alone in navigating the adventure fundraising terrain.
Check out the resources below and please be in touch any time!
We’ve compiled years of Summit for Someone tips, ideas, initiatives, and templates so that you can draw on others’ past experiences as you strive to reach your fundraising goal. Click here to access the Guide.
Helping your donors to connect with your SFS challenge and the overall mission of Big City Mountaineers is crucial. Click here to find photos, videos, flyers, stories, and testimonials to help you share a compelling story.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can be incredibly powerful agents for connecting with your personal network of friends and family… the people most likely to support your SFS challenge. We are overhauling our collection of posts for the 2020 season, but you can start with this small selection of content for now.
Feeling stuck on how to put your SFS adventure and how it relates to supporting youth programming with Big City Mountaineers into words? We’ve got you covered. You’ll also find important forms to help your donors get involved by clicking here.
SFS adventures are challenging and require a high level of fitness. The guide service in charge of your SFS trip can offer guidance around developing a training plan for your experience. We have also compiled the following additional resources for you to peruse and make use of in ways that best fit your needs and personal circumstances.
- American Alpine Institute: Physical Conditioning for Mountaineering Expeditions
- Backpacker: How to Train in the City to Prepare for the Mountains
- FitClimb: 6-Week Beginner Mountaineering Fitness Plan
- Outside Online: Training for Altitude While Living at Sea Level
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train for Mountaineering
- REI Expert Advice: How to Train to Climb a 14er
- RMI: Mountain Training Plan
If you are training for an Adventure for Someone experience and would like support, please contact BCM to chat through possibilities.