It's the 20 year anniversary of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP)’s annual mountaineering expedition, Climb Against the Odds. The event welcomes novice and expert climbers to summit Mt. Shasta’s 14,179 ft. peak as a collective effort to prevent breast cancer.
Since 1995, the Climb teams have challenged their bodies, expanded their minds, and honored their own or their loved one's experience with cancer. Climbers come from across the U.S. and are of various ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.
For the fifth year in a row, Ridge Merino is a proud sponsor of the event, outfitting the 22 mountain climbers with Aspect Merino Wool Base Layers to keep them comfortable in the variable conditions throughout the climb.
Team members gathered June 12-16 for the 20th Anniversary Climb Against the Odds on Northern California's 14,179 ft. Mt. Shasta.
In addition to taking on the physical challenge of climbing, the team has raised $200,000 and counting. Funds raised will support BCPP’s important work to eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to breast cancer. The event has raised $9 million in its 20 year history.
BCPP climbers celebrate at the summit of Mt. Shasta.
BCPP will continue to educate and empower everyone to make the best choices about health and to create meaningful public policy to protect everyone. For more information about BCPP and to find out about volunteer opportunities and ways to donate, click here.
"Ridge, thank you so much for your generous support of BCPP's Climb Against the Odds 2023. Your donation of base layers once again kept the team cozy." - Marie DeJournette, BCPP
Ridge is a proud sponsor of this year's Climb Against the Odds. Additional sponsors include Klean Kanteen, The North Face, Clif, Osprey, Leki, Smith, Shasta Mountain Guides and Innersense Organic Beauty.
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