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.“
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.
FEET OF ELEVATION
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.
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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