A vertical marathon for SFS

Kyle coming down the courthouse steps. (Photo by Aaron Picar)

Kyle coming down the courthouse steps. (Photo by Aaron Picar)

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.

The donation table. (Photo by Aaron Picar)
The donation table. (Photo by Aaron Picar)
Jordan resting in between turns on the stairs. (Photo by Aaron Picar)
Jordan resting in between turns on the stairs. (Photo by Aaron Picar)
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2 responses to “A vertical marathon for SFS

  1. Adam Christopherson

    I climbed Mt. Shasta with Kyle last year and I can personally attest that he is strong and determined climber through and through.

    It is good to see you’ve returned for not only one, but two summits this year. Best of luck to all of you and I hope to hear of your amazing journey.

  2. Hey Adam, thanks, its good to here from you. Maybe we’ll meet again on another climb.