While Summit For Someone is a fundraiser just like the Race For the Cure, we can’t exactly ask our participants to show up in a pair of running shoes and some shorts and expect them to do well. With the help of a bunch of sponsors, we’ve put together a pretty good system to outfit SFS climbers.
SFS ’09 sponsors include:
Mammut, who provides Tripod helmets (modeled by Chris El-Deiry in the BCM office) and other gear. Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers will all receive a free Tripod helmet as part of their gear package.
Black Diamond provides mountaineering axes (as modeled by Mitsu at the BCM office). All Glacier and Expedition climbers will receive a custom SFS Black Diamond Raven ice axe.
JanSport supplies packs for all climbers. Glacier and Expedition climbers will receive the Whittaker series packs, and Alpine Rock climbers will receive a slightly different JanSport pack.
SOLE provides footbeds (as modeled by me at the BCM office). All Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers receive a pair of SOLE footbeds.
JanSport also prints our SFS T-shirts (this is last year's model -- the 2009 shirts are being printed right now). All Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers will receive an SFS T-shirt, and a free one-year subscription to Backpacker magazine.
Camelbak provides SFS branded water bottles. All Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers will receive a Camelbak water bottle.
You've probably seen hundreds of these before -- CLIF Bars, courtesy of CLIF Bar. All Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers will receive CLIF product for their climb.
All female SFS climbers will also receive a free copy of Women's Adventure Magazine. Sorry, fellas.
All Glacier, Alpine Rock and Expedition climbers will also receive a BCM keychain made by BlessingRings.
And all climbers, of course, will get all kinds of gear via SFS sponsor Mountain Gear. Here's Shasta 2 climber Jayson Sime with most of the equipment he bought with his $800 Mountain Gear gear card, after reaching his fundraising goal in early March. All Glacier climbers will receive an $800 gear card; Alpine Rock climbers will receive a $300 gear card; and Expedition climbers will receive a $1200 gear card; for use on products from SFS sponsors at MountainGear.com.