Bert Woodrum's mission to climb 58 mountain peaks for ShelterBox USA

58 Peaks For Charity

Climbing Colorado’s 58 “Fourteeners” is a rite of passage for every aspiring mountaineer. Towering over 14,000 feet, these mountains rank as some of the tallest and most challenging in North America.

Brittney “Bert” Woodrum has made it her mission to summit all 58 peaks with the iconic ShelterBox on her back to raise awareness  and funding for ShelterBox. 

Her trek will take place July through September of 2020.

She shares, “It’s funny, but it seems the less I have, the happier I am. When I moved to Myanmar a couple years ago, I was living in a Buddhist nunnery to help start a language school. While there, the nuns taught me a lot about the idea of “impermanence.” With a desire to learn more, I eagerly dove into their way of life, shaving my hair and donating nearly everything I owned. These women became my entire life: they were my students, my friends, my teachers, and my sisters, and I still remember how surreal it all seemed. These women had nothing compared to life I was used to, yet their lives were overflowing with joy and purpose. This was where I learned the true meaning of community, and a little over a year later when I hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT), these lessons seemed to resurface all over again.

I am a big believer in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. On the bottom of the pyramid you have your physical staples, such as food, water and shelter. On the AT, I never worried about finding those foundational necessities, but I did play a significant role in providing those things for myself and others each and every day. Being able to ensure that those around me had what they needed to survive gave me an immense amount of fulfillment; however, it also made me realize how many people don’t have that sense of security.

That’s what really drives me. No one should have to worry about where their shelter will come from, and that’s why I was really struck by ShelterBox’s mission.”


That’s what really drives me.  No one should have to worry about where their shelter will come from, and that’s why I was really struck by ShelterBox’s mission.
– Brittney “Bert” Woodrum


Rotary Club sponsorship’s will receive a picture of Bert with your Club banner at the top of your peak.

Supporter sponsorship’s will receive a picture of Bert with an agreed upon item or picture of your choosing at the top of your peak.  Weight, size, and message of (on) object need to be considered.

About Bert

Brittney “Bert” Woodrum became a ShelterBox Ambassador nearly a year ago when she began her masters in Humanitarian Assistance at the University of Denver.

A Kentucky native, she graduated from the University of KY in 2015 with a focus in Nonprofit Administration and Spanish and, over the past four years, has put her education to good use, working for a variety of NGOs across the globe. In her free time, Bert enjoys studying languages, cycling, and hiking.

As an avid thru-hiker, she has completed the entirety of the Appalachian Trail and Camino de Santiago and hopes that before leaving Colorado, she’ll have the opportunity to explore all that the Rockies have to offer.

Above all else, however, Bert’s ultimate goal is to be of service to the global community and plans to dedicate her life to solving logistical challenges across the field of Humanitarian Assistance.


Summit Schedule

Fri 7/10               Culebra Peak

Sat 7/18               Pikes Peak

Sun 7/19              Grays & Mount Torrey

Mon 7/20            Longs

Tues 7/21            Mt Bierstadt & Mt. Evans

Fri 7/24                Quandary Peak

Sat 7/25               Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross

Sun 7/26              Mt. Sherman

Tues 7/28            Mt. of the Holy Cross

Thurs 7/30          Mt. Massive

Fri 7/31                Mt. Elbert

Sat 8/1                 La Plata Peak

Sun 8/2                Huron Peak

Mon 8/3              Missouri Mountain

Wed 8/5              Mt. Belford & Mt. Oxford

Thurs 8/6            Mt Harvard

Fri 8/7                  Mt. Columbia

Sat 8/8                 Mt Yale

Sun 8/9                Mt Princeton

Mon 8/10            Mt Antero

Tues 8/11            Tabeguache & Mt Shavano

Sat 8/15               Castle Peak

Sun 8/16              Pyramid Peak

Mon 8/17            Maroon & North Maroon Peak 

Wed 8/19            Snowmass Mountain

Thurs 8/20          Capitol Peak

Mon 8/24            San Luis Peak

Tues 8/25            Wetterhorn Peak

Wed 8/26            Uncompahgre Peak

Thurs 8/27          Redcloud Peak & Sunshine Peak

Fri 8/28              Handies Peak

Mon 8/31            Mt Sneffels

Tues 9/1              Wilson Peak

Thurs 9/3            El Diente & Mt Wilson

Fri 9/4                  Mt Eolus & N Eolus

Sat 9/5                 Windom & Sunlight Peak

Fri 9/11                Mt. Lindsey

Sat 9/12               Blanca Peak & Ellingwood

Sun 9/13              Little Bear Peak

Mon 9/14            Humboldt Peak

Wed 9/16            Crestone Peak & Needle

Thurs 9/17          Kit Carson & Challenger

Sat 9/26               Pikes Peak


*Rotary Club sponsorship’s will receive a picture of Bert with your Club banner at the top of your peak.

*Supporter sponsorship’s will receive a picture of Bert with an item or picture of your choosing at the top of your peak.

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