On Sunday, June 3, 2018, a group of dedicated SoCal hikers will lace up their hiking shoes to climb 10,064′ Mount San Antonio – better known as Mount Baldy.
On any given Sunday, hundreds of people do the same, but this day will be different. We will join together as Team SoCalHiker, hiking to the summit for the annual Climb for Heroes fundraiser for The Heroes Project.
The Heroes Project is a non-profit organization that works with veterans that have lost one or even both legs in service. They work with them, training and preparing to tackle some of the biggest mountains in the world. In the process, they break down preconceptions about what is possible for these dedicated men and women.
Last year, USMC SGT Retired Kirstie Ennis became the first female, above-the-knee amputee to climb the 16,024′ summit of Cartensz Pyramid – one of the most technical of the Seven Summits. And she carried our Team SoCalHiker summit flag to the top!
The Climb for Heroes is a non-competitive, family-friendly event open to all fitness levels and age groups. You do not need to hike all the way to the summit to participate. There will be five check-in stations spaced along the route, allowing you to turn around when you’ve reached your personal limit.
This marks our fourth year participating in this annual climb, and we look forward to hiking with you. Registration is free, and there is a $100 fundraising minimum to participate in the event. It’s a lot of fun, as these photos from last year’s Climb for Heroes illustrate.
If you’d like to hike with us, join Team SoCalHiker by clicking here. Select Join a Team and pick Team SoCalHiker. You’ll get your very own fundraising page that you can share with your friends, family and coworkers.
Can’t hike with us? You can still support the cause with your tax-deductible donation.
I look forward to hiking with you in just a few weeks!