outdoor access for all
Now, more than ever, we recognize 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 varying degrees 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 2021
Thanks for your interest in Big City Mountaineers’ adventure fundraising program! Our trip offerings in 2021 will be virtually the same as they were in 2020, due to many cancellations related to COVID-19. We look forward to running safe, healthy trips this year and will be working closely with our guide partners to ensure we are adhering to important COVID-19 guidelines. All spaces are available on a first come, first-served basis.
Want to get involved but don’t see a trip that is a match for you? Consider creating your own custom campaign through our Adventure for Someone program!
August 20, 2021 - August 22, 2021
This trip is full!
Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado’s best-known Fourteeners. At 14, 259 feet above sea level, the summit provides 360° views of surrounding wilderness. This climb takes the historic Cable Route over 7 miles from the trailhead to the summit, crossing through The Boulderfield at 12,500 feet. It involves a few short-but-technical climbs and a few hundred feet of Class 3 rock scrambling. Guided by Colorado Mountain School.
Key Considerations: high altitude, some technical rock climbing, +/- 5000′ elevation gain, unpredictable summer weather
Fundraising Commitment: $2000
Total Spaces on Team: 6
Mt. Whitney – Late Summer
September 16, 2021 - September 18, 2021
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: 9
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