Summit For Someone

Outdoor Access For All

Now, more than ever, we know the importance of access to the great outdoors.

Time outdoors is hugely beneficial to every person. But not everyone has the resources to make it happen. When you join a Summit for Someone team, you’ll channel your personal passion for the outdoors in a tangible way, helping to provide similar experiences for students from disinvested communities.

Each adventure is run by BCM’s professional guide partners to ensure you have a great experience. All trip itineraries are designed for entry-level technical skills, and require a moderate to high level of physical fitness. All fundraising efforts ensure that BCM can continue to offer high-quality outdoor access programs for youth.

Summit for Someone 2024

Explore this year’s trip options, and fill out an interest form, sign our wavier, and schedule a mandatory pre-registration phone check-in to learn more. 

Want to get involved but don’t see a trip that is a match for you? Consider creating your own campaign through our Adventure for Someone program!

Glacier Peak

August 2, 2024 - August 6, 2024


This special trip is the annual charity climb with Alpine Ascents International, where 100% of the amounts paid by the climbers go directly to the organization.  The charity is selected through nomination and then a vote by their administrative team.

This 5-day Glacier Peak  (known locally as Dahkobed) climb is perfect for climbers that enjoy the journey as much at the destination. The 5-day itinerary allows you to move at a slower pace, provides time for additional instruction while making the ascent, and allows an extra day to summit in case of inclement weather. Originally named Dahkobed, Glacier Peak beckons mountaineers through old growth forests, resplendent high alpine meadows, and across several glaciers to the secluded summit in the heart of the rugged Glacier Peak Wilderness. Climbers can expect a long and incredibly scenic approach to an enjoyable and straightforward glacier climb that offers an excellent introduction to mountaineering. This climb is hosted and guided by Alpine Ascents International.

Sliding scale donation: Cost $1850 | Min. $1000

Learn more and register through the AAI website


Grand Teton

September 3, 2024 - September 6, 2024


The centerpiece of the jagged Teton skyline, the aptly named Grand Teton is a classic mountaineering challenge suitable for first-time mountaineers. With the summit at 13,775 feet, ascending the Grand requires a climb of 14 round-trip miles, 14,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, technical 5th class climbing, and plenty of scrambling. It’s also in the heart of gorgeous Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll experience flower-filled meadows, possible bear sightings, and fast-moving weather. You’ll ascend to Corbet’s Base Camp on your way to the summit on this three-night trip. Guided by Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.

Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, possible snow or ice on route, cold temperatures, +/- 7000′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $3700


Mt. Whitney – Summer

September 12, 2024 - September 14, 2024


At 14,508’, Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. During the summer months, the Mountaineer’s Route offers a beautiful trail past pine trees, boulders, granite slabs, high alpine meadows, and lakes. Located on the northeast side of Mt. Whitney, it includes a chute angled at 25-35 degrees that tops out at a notch about 400 feet below the summit, where the angle becomes slightly steeper – 40-45 degrees – the rest of the way to the summit. The terrain is trails and good-quality granite with some 3rd class climbing (requiring the use of hands and feet), but the terrain is not considered technical in nature. The Mountaineer’s Route also sees fewer climbers and more beautiful vistas. Guided by Sierra Mountaineering International.

Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, +/- 6000′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $2000


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If you aren't able to do your own SFS this year, you can support someone else's Summit for Someone! Check out our existing campaigns and donate to help get more youth outside!

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