Here’s the first idea that combines fundraising and training, courtesy of SFS Mexico Volcanoes climbers Jordan Duncan and Kyle Gerecke of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
This account is courtesy Kyle and Jordan’s friend, Aaron Picar:
A couple good friends of mine, Kyle Gerecke and Jordan Duncan will be climbing the 18,410-foot Mount Orizaba and 17,158 “Ixta” in Mexico to raise money for Big City Mountaineers.
They’ve got $7500 to raise and The money will fund backpacking and canoeing trips for at-risk inner-city teens in Colorado, California, the Pacific Northwest and the Boundary Waters. All our participants come from youth agencies like College Track and The Boys & Girls Club. and help a bunch of teens spend a week in the mountains next summer, and hopefully alter the course of their lives. A $18 donation will pay for part of the costs of a teen to spend a week in the backcountry with some positive role models.
So to raise part of their money, Kyle and Jordan started climbing the courthouse steps at 3am. It’s about 54 steps and 32 feet.
I joined in at 1pm, really to provide moral support and get a good workout. What resulted is quite possibly the most epic thing I’ve done.