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2013 Expedition Inspiration Boulder Crest Traverse
• Easley Peak, 11,168
• Cerro Ciento 11,154
• PK 10,941
• Galena Peak 11,152
• Senate Peak 10,451
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This year's Take-A-Hike and Climb for a Cure is presented by Women's Health Associates and is led by Sawtooth Mountain Guides:
Take-A-Hike, Saturday, August 4,2012 - Otto's Peak: 10,458 ft. More »
Paint the Town Pink, July 28 - August 4, 2012 - Hailey, Ketchum, Sun Valley More »
Overall Climb Cost: $500
Climb Cost for Climber: $250 ($250 underwritten by Women's Health Associates)
Fundraising Suggestion: $1,500.
Team members are asked to fundraise for $1,500. All donations are 100% tax deductible. See fundraising ideas listed below.
Deposit Due Dates
$100 is due June 30 with climbing application
$150 balance due — August 1st
Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
Click here for a PDF of the application.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
The Expedition Inspiration climbs are fund raising events for breast cancer research. All monies received -- except direct cost of the climb -- will be considered donations. If you are not able to participate in the climb and notify the EI office in writing more than 60 days prior to time of departure, 75 percent of your deposit can be applied to another trip. If you contact the office 30 days before departure, 50 percent can be applied to another trip. No funds can be redirected 30 days before scheduled departure.
Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive:
- Confirmation letter and receipt of payment
- Medical form / physician's certificate
- Expedition Inspiration background materials for fundraising efforts
There is often media interest in the Expedition Inspiration climbs, and we encourage you to seek local press coverage. Please call our office for any additional information you may need.
1. Create a Personal Fundraising Page
Ask your friends, co-workers and family to support your fundraising efforts online. Click Online Fundraise Now!
Ask for donations based on the height of the mountain or number of feet climbed or number of miles hiked or climbed.
3. Matching Funds
Does your company have a matching funds program enabling the contribution to be doubled and sometimes even tripled? This is a fabulous way to raise additional funds.
4. Tribute Flags
Encourage family and friends to purchase tribute flags. You will carry these flags up the mountain or on the Take a Hike in honor of a survivor or memory of a loved one.
5. Contact The Expedition Inspiration Fund For Breast Cancer Research for more ideas or samples of fundraising letters.
Conditioning :: Climbing in Idaho's remote mountain ranges requires that team members be in good physical condition. No technical skills are needed, as the climb will be under the supervision of Sawtooth Mountain Guides. Conditioning is the single most important way to ensure a fun, safe and successful experience.
To arrive in good health and 100 percent fit, we suggest strenuous hiking leading up to the climb. The best preparation for this hike is walking or running to emphasize leg strength and to challenge your cardiovascular system.
Walking or day hiking on hills on a daily basis with a 10 to15 lb. day pack will condition your legs and accustom your body to carrying a lightweight pack. If there are no hills nearby, climbing stairs or stadium steps (up and down) is a good substitute.
Training with ski or trekking poles will help you adapt to using these great "knee savers". Cycling and swimming are also effective ways to train for a hike.
Good luck on your training program as you prepare for this once in a lifetime adventure with Expedition Inspiration! Remember, the better condition you are in,the more you will enjoy your climb.
Other Training Measures:
Equipment: What You Need To Bring
"Until there's a cure(s), there's a climb!"
The tradition of climbing is at the core of our foundation.Laura Evans founded Expedition Inspiration in the spirit of climbing and overcoming breast cancer. Some of Laura's best quotes in regard to mountainclimbing and overcoming breast cancer are in her book, "The Climb of MyLife."
"Climbing is a reconfirmation of one's own strength andcapacity to survive. To climb mountains, in itself, enriches our lives. Itopens doors, expands our awareness, and exposes us to new and enlighteningexperiences."
"I love the natural wisdom, humility, and acceptancethat come to those who spend time in the wilderness. In the mountains, it'sjust you, stripped to the core, smelly, fearful, and unsure about what liesahead, with only your attitude and will to see you through. It is survival,learning to live with less and rely on others more."
"There is a fear in climbing: a quiet subtle echo whenyou look up or down or into the yawning mouth of the crevasse. It is not fearthat keeps me climbing. It is the beauty of hardship, of having endured,survived, pushed on that magnifies the beauty of everyday life." —FounderLaura Evans
Expedition Inspiration's climbs are structured to empowerand promote the health and well being of all who participate, while increasingthe amount of funding available for breast cancer research. Each participanthelps the cause by donating or raising funds above and beyond the actual costsof the adventure.