Climb for a Cause Free Info Session
Name: Climb for a Cause Free Info Session
Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
CLIMB FOR CLEAN AIR INFORMATION SESSION AT PFRIEM BREWERY IN HOOD RIVER The Climb for Clean Air mountaineering and fundraising program announces its 2018 climb dates with honorary co-chairs and climbing professionals Win Whittaker and Stacy Allison, as they inspire new teams of climbers to train for a summit, have an experience of a lifetime and help the fight to end lung disease. A free information session is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pfriem Brewery in Hood River. Come learn about this year’s mountains: Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker and how to train and fundraise for your climb and support the American Lung Association’s critical work to fight lung disease in the Pacific NW region. 2018 Climb for Clean Air Program Climb for Clean Air participants have their choice of climbing one of the region’s most prominent peaks: Mt. Hood (Oregon), Mt. Rainier (Washington) or Mt. Baker (Washington). The program is designed to give participants all the training, technical support and professional guide services needed to summit these magnificent mountains safely. Since 1988, Climb For Clean Air has trained over 1,500 men and women of all ability levels and ages to take on the challenge of summiting a mountain. Together, they have raised more than $5 million for lung disease research. “The Climb for Clean Air program brought together many things in my life -- from the need to do something adventurous and challenging to the chance to honor my mother, who died of lung cancer in 2003, and to help fight lung disease,” said Mt. Hood participant Wendy Barnes. “I have worked with a group of pulmonary specialists for 18 years and see patients for lung disesases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. My climb also honored these wonderful patients and their courageous attitudes.” The 2018 climbing schedule includes: Mt. Hood (Oregon, 11,245 feet): Two climbing dates: June 4-5 and June 6-7, 2018. ALA partners with the Mazamas, who handpick professional certified guides from around the world. The climb includes a day of mountaineering instruction followed by dinner and relaxation at the historic Silcox Hut prior to the summit attempt. Mt. Rainier (Washington, 14,410 feet): Two climbing dates: June 25-28, 2017 and July 16-19, 2018. ALA partners with Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI) and the famous Lou Whittaker, who founded the program 30 years ago. His son Win Wittaker will join the teams for both climbs. Mt. Baker (Washington, 10,781 feet): August 1-3, 2018. ALA partners with RMI for the Mt. Baker climb as well. For additional information or to register, please visit: www.climbforcleanair.com.