|**News and Events: Aug. 17-19: Climb Rainier to help Washington's National Parks|
|Thu, June 7, 2007 08:47 AM|
Aug. 17-19: Climb Rainier to help Washington's National ParksClimb Rainier to help Washington's National Parks|
August 17-19, 2007
Washington's National Park Fund, which hosts the annual Microsoft Climb of Mt. Rainier each year, has open spots on the August Disappointment Cleaver route. We invite you to join the climb today!
The Microsoft Climb is a spectacular and challenging way to support our three beautiful national parks in Washington State. Ascending Mt. Rainier, one of the most challenging mountains in the West -- and one of the best preserved -- is a personal test and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you've ever considered making the ascent, please think about this wonderful opportunity to challenge yourself and help the parks!
Washington's National Park Fund's mission is to preserve and restore Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. This year, the parks are especially in need of our support - due to the damage they suffered from this past winter's storms. Washington's National Park Fund has raised over $1 million through the Microsoft Climb since 1993 to preserve the parks and make sure children and adults both have the opportunity to visit. You can make the difference this year!
Dates: August 17-19, 2007
Guide Service: Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
Requirements: Train to be physically fit to climb; Raise $2500 to be matched by Microsoft; $150 non-refundable deposit.
Challenge: Conquer this Northwest icon.
To join, or for more information, please contact Amy Walgamott or Liz Kaune at Washington's National Park Fund: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-770-0627.
Don't let this opportunity to support your national parks slip away!