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.

We look forward to hearing from you if this sounds like a fit. Please get in touch with any questions!

summit for someone 2022

Thank you for your interest in Big City Mountaineers’ classic adventure fundraising program! Some exciting changes are coming to Summit for Someone in 2022 and beyond., which you can read about in detail on our blog.

Classic SFS trips listed below are now open for registration! Please click on the “Learn More” button to schedule a mandatory pre-registration phone check-in. We can’t wait to hear from you soon as we rally together to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone!

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!

Mt. Whitney – Summer

June 20, 2022 - June 22, 2022

This trip is full!


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: $2500

Total Spaces on Team: 6


Mt. Hood

June 21, 2022 - June 22, 2022

This trip is full!


Standing at 11,240’ above the mighty Columbia River, Mt. Hood offers something for everyone from the aspiring alpinist to the experienced mountaineer. An ascent of Mt. Hood via the Southside Route is an entry-level technical climb requiring the use of ice axe and crampons over glaciated terrain. This program is geared for folks with little to no previous mountaineering experience, although a high degree of physical fitness is necessary. With a Steep Snow Climbing Course included on the first day, you’ll be ready for your summit attempt on day 2. Guided by Timberline Mountain Guides.

Key Considerations: high altitude, cold temperatures, snow and ice travel, +/- 3500′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $2500

Total Spaces on Team: 6


Grand Teton

July 19, 2022 - July 22, 2022

4 spots left


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: $4000

Total Spaces on Team: 6


Mt. Rainier

July 19, 2022 - July 22, 2022

This trip is full!


This iconic peak lives up to its reputation as one of the pinnacles of mountaineering achievement. Standing 14,411 feet high, Rainier is the 2nd highest mountain in the lower 48, the tallest peak in Washington, and a bucket list peak for many mountaineers. This climb is a four-day summit attempt of Mount Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver. Guided by Sierra Mountaineering International.

Key Considerations: high altitude, cold temperatures, snow and ice travel, +/- 10,000′ elevation

Fundraising Commitment: $4000

Total Spaces on Team: 9


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