The Mountaineers community and activities are a key part of my quality of life. I want today's youth and the generations to come to have opportunities to experience the great outdoors safely and confidently. So I am joining Team OPYA.
For my fundraising challenge, I am climbing the highest peak in Iceland, Hvannadalshnukur, in mid-August as part of a "Three Peak Challenge" to raise $750 for The Mountaineers. The peak summit is 6,920 feet and the it will take a crampon and roped-up climb of 6,600 feet to reach the summit. That will be the most elevation gain I've ever done in one day.
If you would care to support my fundraising and The Mountaineers, please consider a donation based on my elevation gain. If you donate one penny per foot of the 6,600 elevation gain, that would equal a $66 donation. Two cents a foot would equal $132, and 1/2 cent a foot would equal a $33 donation. I'll seed my own effort with a $0.04/foot, $264, donation.
Our Parks | Your Adventure challenge
Designed to inspire our community to get outside and celebrate our wild places, the Our Parks Your Adventure Challenge is a fun way for Mountaineers to challenge themselves while doing good for our community. From urban parks to National Parks and everything in between, our community of adventurers are rallying together to raise $40,000 for Mountaineers youth programs.
Getting the next generation outside
The outdoors has the power to transform our minds and fuel our souls. At The Mountaineers, we've been getting poeple outside for 111-years, and we're still inspired by the smiling faces returning from the outdoors. We believe everyone should experience the magic of our wild places, and that's why we're committed to bringing outdoor experiences to today’s youth.
OPYA supports The Mountaineers youth programs where we introduce young people to the benefits of the outdoors: self-confidence and self-reliance, perseverance, an appreciation for the natural world and protecting it, and a healthy, meaningful life. In 2017 alone, we introduced 1,670 youth to the outdoors - 975 of whom were on scholarship and wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to engage with the outdoors. Please donate to support this amazing cause, or consider joining Team OPYA to fundraise with your own challenge. You can learn more about the entire program on our FAQ page.
Groups and individuals raising money for the same goal.
|Carrie & Hannah||8||$895|
|Imran & Miles||4||$225|
|Kathy Vaughan & Lisa Eversgerd||3||$125|
|Leone, Jen, Sara, Katie and Ada||8||$445|
|Ras Vaughan (UltraPedestrian Ras)||6||$190|
|Shaun & Elaine||17||$780|
|Tess, Michael, Mark and Hadi||27||$1,665|
|The Vogl Boys||31||$1,380|