This summer I’m participating in a fundraising climb for The Juniper Fund, an organization focused on aiding Nepali guides, porters and support workers in the Himalayas. Without their expertise and effort, it would be far more dangerous to climb some of the world’s most iconic peaks. Yet, making a safer experience for clients can come at the cost of injury or even death for workers. Unfortunately, there is inadequate support for the families of workers injured or killed.
I’ll be joining eight other amateur mountaineers to summit Mount Rainier, the highest peak in the continental U.S. We’ll be joined by professional guides that work both on Mount Rainier and in the Himalayas, including Melissa Arnot (the first American woman to summit Mount Everest and survive the descent without supplemental oxygen) and Pete Athans (a premier high-altitude climber with seven successful summits of Everest).
I’m over halfway to my goal of $6000. Want to make a contribution? Visit the Juniper Fund site and indicate you’re making a donation on my behalf. The Juniper Fund is 501(c)3 organization and your contribution is tax deductible.
Check out my blog for details on the climb.