Summer wants to be sure everyone understands that all money raised goes for paying for tuition for children to attend these special cancer camps. No monies raised will go for airfare to New Zealand, lodging, guide fees, gear, or benefit the team in any way. These climbers are paying their own way out of their own pockets. On top of this, each team member is requested to raise $10,000 in donations for the cause – to pay the tuition for children dealing with cancer to attend these “cancer camps” that are designed and staffed for young lives that cancer has entered.
Besides money to send children to camps, the intention is to raise hope by climbing a mountain - a unique mountain with a great name - in a magical country (the place Sir Edmund Hillary grew up, a personal hero of Summer…he appreciates the New Zealand 5 dollar bill). "Mount Aspiring looks like a mountain a child would draw" was what one person associated with this climb mentioned. It is, so pyramid looking, so dramatic, so beautiful; it is a classic looking mountain and will serve as a classic example of a goal to achieve, much like a young person facing cancer and achieving the goal of reaching normalcy and good health.
The dates for the climb are: December 27 – December 31, 2007 The team will leave Wanaka and head up the Matukituki Valley to the Collin Todd Hut, then up the Northwest Ridge. Four team members will be guided by Adventure Consultants.
Please take a look at their website: aspiring2007.org
Feel free to contact Bob Summer with any further questions. Thank you for your interest in this project that is so close to his heart. Please give Bob a call at: 907.262.6631
Bob Summer, Coordinator Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring 2007 Cancer Survivors on McKinley 1997 ”Still Climbing For Kids”
The following companies have donated gear, that in turn, is auctioned off at fundraising events. All the money raised from these auction items will go to pay tuition for children with cancer to attend cancer camps.
Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring 2007 would like to thank the following for their thoughtful contributions: