Climb for Himalaya Children
Please join the Climb for Himalaya Children, an annual benefit climb of Mt. Rainier in Washington State put on by the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children to benefit their programs in Nepal. Red Lantern Journeys is proud to be the organizing sponsor of this challenging event.
Two Ways to Participate!
1. Climb the Mountain
CHC Climbers climb the mountain over the course of three days. They will be trained on how to use technical mountaineering gear like ropes, harnesses, ice axes and crampons during their ascent. It's a physically challenging endeavor, but if you get in shape for it, most people can be successful. No prior mountaineering experience is required. Read the Red Lantern Journeys web page about training for for the climb.
2. Be a "Sherpa"
CHC Sherpas are those who don't have the time or inclination to actually climb the mountain, but want to join in the fun on a less committing basis by helping to carrying some of the climber's group gear like tents and ropes to or from the Climber's high camp at an elevation of about 10,000 feet. The non-technical hike to high camp is done in a day and takes about 4 to 5 hours up and 2 hours down. To participate, Sherpas register to raise a minimum of $300 and can participate by carrying a piece of gear up to high camp on day 1 (Thursday, July 17), or down from high camp on day 3 (Saturday, July 19), or both.
Register as a Climber or Sherpa Here
Your participation will help ensure that the children of Nepal have access to education in a country where at risk children are constantly subjected to the dangers of malnutrition, child labor, and prostitution. Your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of these children. One hundred percent of the money you raise will go to the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that supports children's educational causes in Nepal.
Prize for Biggest Fundraiser: a trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal!
Support Our Climbers!
To sponsor one of the climber's and help them reach their fundraising goal, please follow this link:
Sponsor a Climber
What: Mt. Rainier Climb
When: Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19, 2014
Where: Mt. Rainier in Washington State
Minimum Fundraising Commitments:
Please contact Red Lantern Journeys for more information by email or phone:
More In-Depth Information
Check Out this Video of the Climb