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NicK Ornella - Mt Whitney SFS Climb

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BENEFITING: Big City Mountaineers

EVENT: SFS: PREVIOUS YEARS

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2016

Nick Ornella

THE STORY:

I will be climbing Mt. Whitney with adventure blogger and creator of The Big Outside, Michael Lanza to benefit Big City Mountaineers, a charity focused on improving the lives of underserved youth through wilderness expeditions. Big City Mountaineers partners with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Their curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. Of the teens BCM serves, 71% are from single parent or guardian-led households, 83% are from families living below the poverty line, 80% have parents with no more than a high school education, and 62% have never traveled beyond their county of residence. More information can be found at www.bigcitymountaineers.org.

At 14,497 feet, Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. It is also one of the most sought-after mountains in North America. During the winter and spring months the Mountaineers Route is full of snow. Crampon, ice axe, and rope travel skills including fixed line skills are required. In some conditions running belays are also employed. Over the four-day climb we will set up two expedition style camps with the highest located at the base of the spectacular East Face of Mt. Whitney. This 25-45 degree climb offers an excellent opportunity to learn and review skills applicable to climbs such as Mt. McKinley, peaks in South America, the Alps, Russia, Nepal, and other big snow climbs. This route offers a much less crowded way of reaching this very popular summit, and beautiful vistas are prevalent throughout.

 

$4,389

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Hank

    $25

  • Kathy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Tina Mugavin

    $25

  • Tony Tone Roll With Bone

    $50

  • Jill Lepolt

    $25

  • Chris and Mary Lou Huth

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jay Boddie

    $100

  • Alison

    $50

  • Jeff Salay (in memory of Donald Jack)

    $50

  • Craig and KK

    $150

  • Debbie Salay (in memory of my father, Donald Jack)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $750

  • Lauren S

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian and Katie Chambers

     

  • Pete and Celeste Ornella

     

  • Aunt Mary

     

  • Dan P

    $25

  • Jon and Kate Kattelman

    $50

  • Mel and Jeri Kattelman

    $50

  • GTN Cincinnati

    $200

  • Deerfield Construction

    $250

  • Nicholas Ornella

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $524

  • Chris and Mary Lou Huth

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Choatays

    $100

  • Chris and Mary Lou Huth

    $105

  • RRT

    $85

  • Christopher Huth

    $125

  • Monica Pellman

    $25

  • Zach

    $150

  • Tony

    $40

  • Kate

    $35

  • Butsz

    $50

  • Kathy and Dave Sheldon

    $25

  • Next Chapter

    $130

  • Amber

    $50

  • Lauren Ornella

    $80

  • Craig, Katie and Hayes

    $95

  • Raymond Pettit

    $15

  • Alanna

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kahn Fam

    $100

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110% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kahn Fam

Kahn Fam

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

To an adventure of a life time and learning more about yourself. Do it for the kids! Cheers and safe traveling. 4 years ago

Alanna

Alanna

4 years ago

Raymond Pettit

Raymond Pettit

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Craig, Katie and Hayes

Craig, Katie and Hayes

DONATION: $95

4 years ago

Lauren Ornella

Lauren Ornella

DONATION: $80

4 years ago

Amber

Amber

DONATION: $50

BEST OF LUCK!!!! 4 years ago

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

DONATION: $130

happy hour contribution 4 years ago

Kathy and Dave Sheldon

Kathy and Dave Sheldon

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Nick! 4 years ago

Butsz

Butsz

DONATION: $50

Have fun on your trip! 4 years ago