CLIMB FOR HEROES
What is Climb for Heroes?
Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family friendly, day hike accessible to all fitness levels and age groups. The day has been planned so as to be a fun and successful experience for all who attend. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, all donations will go directly to The Heroes Project organizing climbs to the seven summits of the world, each with soldiers, marines and veterans. Video footage of the climbs will be used as part of advocacy and empowerment programs. Among other uses, they will be distributed to all Walter Reed, Bethesda and Naval hospitals giving hope to our returning injured vets and their loved ones. Visit www.theheroesproject.org for more information on the foundation, its focus, and other giving opportunities.
What will the Event look like?
We will depart from Manker Flats, 6177 feet, on Mt. Baldy Sunday morning, April 14th. Check in begins at 8:00 am and will continue until 10:00 am. Tender Greens restaurant will supply all participants with a quick breakfast and a sack lunch to be taken along on the hike. Camp 1 will be a mere 45 minutes to an hour from Base Camp. At Camp 1, hikers will receive a coin to be kept until their day is finished. Hikers can turn around here, or continue to Camp 2. At Camp 2 and then again at Camp 3, participants will receive coins. At any point, hikers can choose to return to Base Camp, or go for the summit. Mt. Baldy is 10,064 feet and hikers that summit will receive a gold coin. Back at Base Camp, coins will be traded for prizes and Tender Greens will once again serve delicious food. The event will end at or before sundown depending upon participants chosen camp destination.
Prepare to be inspired!
Wounded and active duty vets will climb amongst us. Children, dogs, and elderly will be participating. You can climb with friends and family, form a team, or come alone and meet other climbers at the event. If you are unable to join us, consider sponsoring a Vet for the day so that they can hike with us. Click on “Sponsor a Hero” above. Every dollar makes a difference.