In late March, ASRC’s director of communications will head to Kathmandu and attempt a climb of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth at an elevation of 29,035 feet. Identifying a need for the children of the North Slope, Ty Hardt is using the climb to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Barrow, as well as well as other clubs statewide.
“I’ve been fortunate to be able to climb other big mountains around the world, but Himalayan expeditions present another level of difficulty, both in the amount of training and logistics,” said Ty. “I’m working hard to make sure I’m up to the challenge of Mt. Everest, and am very excited to get this underway.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Barrow is located inside Ipalook Elementary School and has more than 130 members, out of the more than 800 kids from Ipalook and Eben Hopson Middle School. ”Our mission has always been to help enable our young people, and this unique fundraising effort will help us to extend our reach,” said Alana Humphrey, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska. “We will be following Ty on every step of his Mt. Everest expedition, and wish him the very best.”
The expedition and fundraising effort is being called Going to Extremes. You can find more information regarding the climb at: www.g2extremes.com.
Press release from ASRC