EVENT DATE: Jul 17, 2017
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Apr 17, 2017
Olympic National Park is a vast area of exceptional beauty and varied ecosystems covering more than 900,000 acres of land. It was named a World Heritage Site in 1981. The Park, bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, is home to the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in the lower 48 States. Rising from this coastline is an old growth rain forest system surrounding isolated snow clad peaks. In the very midst of this, remote to all except those willing to make the journey, lies Mt. Olympus, one of the great isolated peaks in the Pacific Northwest. The mountain rises almost 8,000 vertical feet from the ocean, 30 miles distant. To climb Mt. Olympus is to fully experience one of the greatest National Parks in the U.S., unique in its biodiversity spanning terrain from ocean coastline to alpine summit. Your small team of 8 climbers led by 4 IMG guides will utilize lightweight gear and Leave No Trace training to travel through the Park with minimal impact. The climb takes two days to hike in 17 ½ miles to high camp. The summit attempt occurs on day three and the final two days are reserved for hiking back out again in an unforgettable five-day round trip journey.
How does it work?
You pay a non-refundable registration fee & agree to fundraise $4,000 to climb Mount Hood. BCM pays your guide fee of $1,200 (of course you can donate an additional $1,200 if you want all the funds you raise to go to BCM!). Then you fundraise up to your goal & spread the word about BCM, and go on an awesome climb!
For more information on this trip, including the equipment you need, the itinerary, and more, please see the Mount Olympus page on the Big City Mountaineers' website.
Big City Mountaineers transforms the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. We partner with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. Our curriculum improves integrity, self- esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually.