April 13, 2012
Join me for the 2nd annual No Barriers What's YOUR Everest? Challenge on June 2-3 for a climb of Mt. Elbert (14,400 feet), the tallest peak in Colorado. This fundraising event encourages you to embrace the No Barriers mindset and discover "what's within you is stronger than what's in your way."
The trail to the summit of Elbert is 4.5 miles long, with 4,700 feet of elevation gain and over half of that is above treeline. For those worried they cannot reach the summit, you are welcome to join us for a picnic at treeline. Last year, despite heavy snow, 55 climbers reached the top of Quandary Peak (14,265 feet) and raised over $10,000 for No Barriers.
Our climbing team will include wounded soldiers from our 2012 Soldiers To Summits program as well as members of my Everest team. A kick-off dinner and reception on the evening of June 2nd in Leadville will inspire you to believe in the power of the human spirit to transcend all barriers.
The Elbert climb and dinner are open to anyone who donates $500 or more to No Barriers by May 30, 2012. If you've already donated that amount to No Barriers, Soldiers to Summits, or Global Explorers in 2012, you're welcome to join us too! If $500 is out of your donation range, but you'd still like to participate, you can get pledges from your friends, family and colleagues. We've even set up a Crowdrise fundraising page for you to get started.