A couple years ago, I first attempted to summit Mt. Rainier. I made it to 12,700 ft. before the weather turned us around. While it was an amazing experience, I won't feel that the job is complete until I reach 14,411. Fortunately, I was asked to join a great group who are climbing Rainier to raise money for a great cause.
This July, I will again attempt to summit Mt. Rainier to raise money for the Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Foundation. The mission of the Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund is to honor Chris's love of life and his spirit of adventure by extending learning opportunities through wilderness experiences and outdoor leadership education to youth who otherwise might be unable to participate.
Chris was an extraordinary young man who accomplished much in his 21 years. Along with his myriad athletic and educational accomplishments, Chris' talents as a mountaineer, at such a young age, really set him apart from the crowd. It was while trying to assist a fellow guide that he lost his life on Mt. McKinley.
All donations will go to the Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund, which is administered through the non-profit Seattle Foundation, a section 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please consider making a donation.
For more information, please visit the Fund's website:
For more information about Mt. Rainier, please visit the following sites:
- Sean Gallagher
- Sarah Fischer
- Marilyn Bernardini
- Tom Bernaciak
- John Bell
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