Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Caitlin O'Brien

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Caitlin O'Brien. Together with her brother Colin O'Brien, she will climb the Grand in under 24 hours, all in support of The Mountaineers Youth Programs.
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August 03, 2016

Meet Our Parks | Your Adventure's Caitlin O'Brien. Together with her brother Colin O'Brien, she will climb the Grand in Grand Teton National Park in under 24 hours, all in support of The Mountaineers Youth Programs. 

HER ADVENTURE

Caitlin's brother, Colin, introduced her to climbing 4 years ago, and she been hooked ever since. "He dragged me along on trips to Exit 38 and 32, and took me to Index to watch me flail the first few times," she said.  "Though I was a newbie, he took me up the North Ridge of Mt. Stuart and we summited in under 24 hours." On August 12-18, Caitlin and Colin are teaming up again to climb the Grand in Grand Teton National Park in under 24 hours and will raise $1,000 in support of The Mountaineers youth programs. 

WHY IT MATTERS

When she was a kid, Caitlin's parents used to take her on back country canoe trips each summer. "I looked forward to those 10 days in the back country, and getting to spend that time with my family. Now as an adult, the outdoors is my safe haven," she says. Caitlin wants to give youth the opportunity to get outside, and be excited to take care of our wild places. 

SUPPORT Caitlin & Colin's adventure

Make a donation of any size before September 5 to Adventurer Caitlin O'Brien and show her your support!

SUPPORT Caitlin'S ADVENTURE 

BONUS!! Give before August 25 and your tax-deductible donation will be matched 1:1 up to $10,000 thanks to a generous matching gift challenge from Rich & Martha Draves.

Want in on the Adventure? Sign up now  to join Caitlin & Colin and fellow Adventurers to get outside this summer.

ADVENTURE WITH US!

Click here for more details about our adventure-based peer-to-peer fundraising event, Our Parks | Your Adventure and learn how you can help us get more kids outside!