Happy Summer Everyone!Here's an update to let you know what's been happening and what's coming up!
- Summer with OB
- The Good Karma Trek
With the help of many wonderful people, we had two very successful Fundraisers,
"Sparkle & Shine Silpada" jewelry party that took place in April and the Highlands Ranch Mothers Day 5K which was in May.
Both fundraisers combined, brought in close to $2,000 for breast cancer research for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Many thanks to all who participated and especially to Katherine Spencer-Inskeep, Diane Pappas, Valerie Kuhns for their efforts in coordinating these two events.
I continue forward on my goal of climbing the tallest mountain of each of the seven continents to raise money to fight cancer. If you would like to support my climbs, visit here to donate. http://www.gofundme.com/Powerofseven
Cancer is scary and no one wants to hear they have it.
As more of my friends continue to share their stories of cancer, I am reminded of how important it is to get ahead of this and provide the funding for the research that gives us better diagnosis, better treatment and better outcomes!
Please share the Power of Seven project with your friends and perhaps you could post it on your FB page and let people know that we are all working together to fight breast cancer! Share it with those who have cancer to announce that we are behind them.
Every donation counts! Cancer Research is funded two ways...Government grants and through generous donations from you and I. Click here to donate. FHCRC get involved and donate
Colorado Outward Bound School leading courses that help students develop strength of character through wilderness experiences. I am thrilled to be part of an organization that embraces values such as Tenacity, Curiosity, Spirit, Sensible self-denial and Compassion.June has been a very full month of training and preparing for leading a 22 day Mountaineering Course with Colorado Outward Bound students in July. I completed 3 weeks of training with Outward Bound in the Sangres to work on technical skills of Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Snow Travel, River Crossings and Educational principles.
My other training requirement has been completing the Wilderness First Responder certification.
Then, I'm off to the OB Base-Camp site, located in Leadville, Co. for a few days of Prep for the Mountaineering course. I will be heading into the Gore Range and I'm super stoked to be working with other OB Instructors and leading students into this beautiful and rather knarly mountain range!
EVEREST Bound...The additional training I will get this summer will better prepare me for the challenges on Mt Everest. Gaining technical skills and experience, allows me the confidence to be a safer and more responsible climber and mountaineer. The more strength and better skills I possess, means less work and less unnecessary risk on the Sherpa of Everest.
UPCOMING Events... Check out...The Good Karma Trek
BONUS! For more serious and advanced mountaineers or trekkers, Karma can also arrange other trekking opportunities and more advanced climbs of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.