San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us on June 29th for our 3rd annual hike up Mt. Baldy in support of Heart for Africa's Summit for Hope.
GOAL: Raise $50,000
FOR: El Roi Baby Home and these babies
This year, our main focus is raising funds for Heart for Africa's El Roi Baby Home in order to provide healthcare, nutrition and daily needed supplies.
Register to Hike:
Via this eventbrite page - complete the registration above
Make a Donation:
Visit our fundraising page for team California to make a general donation or to donate on behalf of a hiker's individual fundraising goal.
Post Hike Celebration:
We encourage all hikers to attend the Claremont Blues & Brews event immediately after the hike. Starting at 4pm, this event is in the Claremont Village and will be a great location to enjoy a celebration of the day's Summit and fundraising event. http://claremontbluesandbrews.com/
When was the last time you felt without hope?
Did without food? Or, basic daily needs?
This is why we’re hiking and fundraising to support Heart for Africa’s El Roi Baby (on Project Caanan) Home via the Summit for Hope. These babies deserve your help, to provide healthcare, nutrition and daily needs. We urge you to join us on the hike and give what you can.
Freely you have received, freely give.
The Summit for Hope began from a group of big-hearted, high-energy Heart for Africa volunteers. They designed this creative and exciting way to raise funds for Project Canaan in Swaziland. It started with the idea of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, in 2009, and has grown to include climbing many peaks around the world. Imagine people reaching to some of the highest points on earth to bring HOPE to a country filled with orphans and vulnerable children...you can make a difference by hiking with us or donating to support the event or a hiker's fundraising goals.
The 2011 and 2012 Summit 4 HOPE events were a tremendous success! Not only did each team raise a tremendous amount of awareness, but collectively they were able to raise over $200,000! It is amazing what can happen when groups band together under a common vision! We're back in 2013 with a new vigor and Team CA plans to blow last year's results out of the water!
Each team will plan accordingly to arrive at the summit of Mt. Baldy between 11am and noon on June 29th. Each team will have their picture taken with a Heart for Africa flag at the summit.
Other Summit Locations Around the World (last year's hikes for ref):
- Mt. Kenya (19,340’) in Moshi Tanzania, the tallest mountain in Africa
- Taipai 101 (once the tallest building in the world (2,046 steps).
- Mt. Hope - (3,727’) the highest point at Project Canaan
- Mt. Plymouth (14,433’) in Colorado, the second tallest mountain in the lower 48
- Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) (10,068') the highest point in Los Angeles County
- Mt. Ka'ala (4,025') the tallest mountain in the Waianae range on Oahu
- Mt. Mauna Kea (13,796’) the tallest mountain in Hawaii
- Stone Mountain (1,686') the world's largest piece of exposed granite
- Algonquin Park (1,466 square miles) the oldest provincial park in Canada
All funds raised by the SUMMIT 4 HOPE climb are tax deductible and will go directly towards Project Canaan, Swaziland.
While the entire SUMMIT 4 HOPE event attempts to raise $150,000, the Team California goal is to raise $50,000.
When & Where
Heart for Africa - Team CA
Team CA is one of 9 teams around the world hiking to support Heart for Africa. We've participated in the first two Summits, both up Mt. Baldy. We're inspired by the incredible work that Heart for Africa does every day and we hope our help in the Summit provides needed awareness, funding and support to further the goals of Heart for Africa. Read more about Heart for Africa here - http://www.heartforafrica.org
HIKING OPTIONS: (Short, Middle and Long)
Short Route is 2.5 mi one way = ~2.5 hours, 2200 ft elevation gain. (recommended for most, strenuous but doable - equiv to twice up Garcia Trail in Glendora. Utilizes the ski lift)
Start by 8AM or earlier if you plan to take a lot of breaks. Meet at the ski lift parking lot and make sure you have cash to buy a ski lift ticket.
Middle Route is 4.5 mi one way = ~4 hours, 4K ft elevation gain. (more serious day hikers, this is quite a strenuous hike) Start by 6:30AM or earlier for more break time. Meet around the Manker Flats camp ground. And, be sure to have an Adventure Pass for parking - get before Saturday as the ranger station isn’t open that early.
Long Route is 7 mi one way = ~5 hours, 4K ft elevation gain (only serious hikers with proper preparation) Start by 5:00AM or earlier for more break time. Meet near the ranger center. And, be sure to have an Adventure Pass for parking - get before Saturday as the ranger station isn’t open that early.