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The Miles We’ve Traveled

July 19, 2011

The Climb to Fight Breast Cancer summits Denali ~ the tallest peak in North America. Photo by Mohammed Sultan Idlibi.

In 1997 a small group of dedicated men and women joined together to climb Mt. Adams. They decided to raise funds for breast cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  They enjoyed it so much they did it again in 1998.  What would become the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer was taking flight.
Over the past 14 years, the Climb has grown into a multi-mountain event featuring summits in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and all over the world.

Climb to Fight Breast Cancer participants include outdoor enthusiasts, first-time climbers, veteran climbers, mothers, fathers, sisters, friends and work colleagues committed to raising funds in search of a cure.  Annually the climbers shape and strengthen our progress for the years to come with their hearts and experiences.

If you are interested in participating in a unique and fun event that also encourages increased awareness of breast cancer and raises funds for cancer research, we encourage you to join us!

The inaugural Mt. Olympus team summits July 15, 2011. Photo by Jeff Hazeltine.

This month we’ve celebrated summits on Denali (tallest peak in North America 20,320 ft), towering Mt. Rainier (14,411 ft) and the elusive Mt. Olympus (7,980 ft).

When this enthusiastic group of friends joined together 14 summers ago, they couldn’t have imagined that we’d be entering our 15th season soon, having raised more than $5.5 million dollars for life-saving research. Our climbers have touched the tops of states, countries and continents. They have trekked through rain forests, kicked steps up pristine glaciers, packed weight through mountain meadows, witnessed meteor showers from front row seats, photographed spectacular wildlife and camped high above tree line.

We’ve traveled thousands of miles together.

Climb a Mountain. Save a Life.

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