From July 24th to 26th, we moved the MtnMeister studio to southern California and climbed Mt. Langley with Summit for Someone. Summit for Someone runs charity climbs that benefit Big City Mountaineers, an organization whose mission is to transform the lives of under-resourced urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions. We were guided by Sierra Mountaineering International (SMI), and we were joined by team Kiss The Sky who raises money for diabetes research. In this three part series, we talk about what it means to climb for a cause on the southernmost 14,000 foot peak in California.
It [the altitude] is scary. It's like going to the moon. It's going to somewhere you've never been before.
Above: Alabama Hills, where many of the old western movies were filmed. Full list here.
SFS climbers with Mt. Langley in the backdrop.
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By: Summit For Someone
The first two people to sign up for a Summit for Someone trip will receive a Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL sleeping pad, a Mountainsmith sleeping bag of your choice, a Petzl Tikka headlamp, and a $100 donation toward your fundraising campaign from MtnMeister. In addition, all climbers receive an additional gear package from Summit for Someone.
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