Introducing the volunteers that think outside the box…

ShelterBox Adventurers are ordinary people that take on extraordinary challenges. Over the years, Adventurers have hit the road, the trail, and even the sea to raise funding and awareness for our vital work around the globe.

Thank you to our Adventurers for all the good you do in the great outdoors!

Keep reading to get to know this daring group of volunteers.

Steven Tonkinson

The Everesting Challenge

From August 26-27, 2022, Steven “Tonk” Tonkinson completed his epic Everesting Challenge, climbing 29,029 vertical feet-the equivalent height of Mount Everest -in just 30 hours- all with our iconic ShelterBox on his back.

The challenge has raised over $60,000 in vital disaster relief funds as well as priceless awareness for our work.

Claudia Gerst

Duke City Marathon

On Sunday, October 16th, 2022, Claudia Gerst from the Rotary Club of Santa Fe Centro ran the Duke City Marathon with a ShelterBox on her back!

Claudia’s epic run has raised over $3,500 in vital disaster relief funds.

Jane Lanford

Route 66 Challenge

For her 66th birthday, Jane ran the entire Denali Highway in Alaska on behalf of ShelterBox–that’s 135 miles in 28 hours!

Jane’s impressive birthday run has raised over $8,500.

Sondra Scott

50 By 50 Challenge

ShelterBox Ambassador Sondra Scott took on, arguably, the most scenic adventure yet! Sondra completed a 250-mile bike ride around southern Sicily over the course of five days and raised over $15,000 in the process, smashing her fundraising goal.


The Fourteeners Project for ShelterBox

Bert Woodrum’s mission to climb all 58 of Colorado’s 14,000ft mountain peaks with the iconic ShelterBox on her back  for disaster relief.

Rowing the Atlantic

At 21, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, all in the name of ShelterBox.

The Second Summits

Chase Harr climbed all 67 of New England’s 4,000 Footers for ShelterBox USA after being inspired by Brittney “Bert” Woodrum.

Canoeing the Mississippi River for ShelterBox

Erik Elsea of Cape Coral, Fla. solo paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise funds for ShelterBox USA.

A Ride For Shelter

Jesse Pine was inspired by Brittney Woodrum’s Fourteeners Project to cycle from California to Alaska in support of ShelterBox USA.

A Global Ride for Charity

Tim Bridgman bicycled through 39 countries and 37,000 miles and has been an inspiration with his story of hope, loss, courage, and fortitude.


Give purpose to your passion.