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Next weekend is the BC Children's Hospital Miracle Weekend on Global!nnMake sure to tune in on Sunday June 4th around 1pm to see the big Summits of Hope cheque flip for our 2016 fundraising!
Posted May 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Join us today from 12 to 4 at the Kits North Face store on West 4th to learn about how to join a Summits of Hope climb!
Posted April 29, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Don't forget! Summits of Hope climbers will be in stores today to talk about our treks this fall and raising money for the kids at BC Children's Hospital. nAt the Kits store: Gord Denhoed, Marilyn McGarry, Jacquelyn Edwards, and Jen KodeljanAt the Coquitlam store: Linda Williams, Kelly Oliver, Maureen Floris, Dave Floris, and James Doucette
Posted April 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM
April is Summits of Hope month at The North Face Store! nOnce again we will be partnering with The North Face Store in Vancouver and Coquitlam to help get the word out about what Summits of Hope is all about - please spread the word. nnClimbers will be at the Kits store on West 4th on April 22nd and April 29th from 12-4 to answer any questions about our upcoming climbs to Annapurna Base Camp and Mt. Kilimanjaro! We'll also be at the Coquitlam Centre store on April 22nd. Hope to see you there!
Posted April 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Thanks to everyone who came out for our first team meeting of 2017. We are so excited about our Kilimanjaro and Annapurna expeditions this fall! nnCheck out to meet our current climbers!
Posted February 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM
A reminder that we're having a team meeting for our Kilimanjaro and Annapurna climbs this coming Tuesday. Please join us to learn more about these upcoming climbs! nnWhen: Tuesday February 21st at 7 pmnWhere: room 2108 in the Child and Family Research Building at BCCHnnRSVP to
Posted February 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Please join us for our first team meeting of 2017! We'll be discussing details of our upcoming fall climbs to Kilimanjaro and Annapurna. nWhen: Tuesday February 21st at 7 pmnWhere: Room 2108 in the Child and Family Research Institute at BC Children's Hospital (see attached link for a map: RSVP to info@summitsofhope.comnnHope to see you there!
Posted February 06, 2017 at 12:00 AM
A big thank you to everyone who came out for our Party for the Peaks on Saturday. We had a great time catching up with past climbers, reminiscing about past climbs, and meeting new, future climbers. 2017 is going to be a fantastic year!
Posted January 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM
SUMMITS OF HOPE IS HAVING A PARTY - SAVE THE DATE!!! nnSaturday, January 21st, 2017 at Rogue on Cordova Street in Gastown.nnThis is going to be a great event to celebrate our fundraising successes, reminisce about past climbs, and GET EXCITED about our 2017 climbs to Kilimanjaro and Annapurna Circuit. nnMore details to come - please share with friends who might be interested in joining us on one of these adventures!
Posted November 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM
After another successful trip up Mt. Kilimanjaro, we are starting to look forward to 2017. nnIn the fall of next year we will be going on two epic adventures! nIn October, join us as we set off for Tanzania to tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro. In November, we will make our way to Nepal to trek the Annapurna region for the first time! nnWishing you were doing more than listening to our Base Camp Live updates? 2017 is your year! Join us on one of these amazing climbs and raise money for the kids at BC Children's Hospital.
Posted November 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Our Summits of Hope Kilimanjaro 2016 team are at the top of Africa!! Great work!!! Summit call came in at 8:50pm Vancouver time, but unfortunately it cuts off after 20 seconds. I'm sure they're flying the prayer flags with people's messages of hope on them and sending the messages written on them up to the heavens! Thank you to everyone who has supported.
Posted October 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
The team should be getting up soon and starting their summit attempt in about an hour. Keep an eye on Base Camp Live around 8:30pm as they make their summit call. Good luck to the team!! nn
Posted October 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Roxanne Bouchard's update from Crater Camp at 18,370ft.nnHello everyone this is Roxanne Bouchard calling from Crater Camp. Which is at 18,370 feet. So we are really really high and it can be felt for most of us at the moment. Our day today started at School Hut Camp as James mentioned earlier and we walked for a good 7 - 8 hours. That was about 15,585 inches (possibly means feet). It was very very steep, I would say probably the most difficult day for me and I'm sure I can speak for most of us when I say this... (transmission broken).nnFollow their climb at
Posted October 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Jame's Doucette's update as they trek to Crater Camp.nnHello, this is James Doucette with Summits of Hope. It is October 16th, 17th. We have started our steady and steep climb into Crater Camp. We woke up this morning, it was icy cold. At about 5 o'clock this morning, tried to have some breakfast. We ate what we could, it is definitely more difficult than before. And we have been just doing a steep climb, currently we are having lunch at 18,500 feet. The weather has held out, it is still pretty chilly but it is nice and sunny. Everybody's spirits seem to be up even though there are a lot of people complaining of headaches and nausea. And Russ still feels good because he is dancing beside us right now. And all of our porters seem happy because they are laughing and giggling. I have a little bit of nausea probably and a bit of a headache but I'm sure I will survive, just like the song. And Ryan, Ryan is complaining of muscle pain, but other than that he feels okey dokey. So for all of you out there who aren't here, enjoy, I'm sure it's a little bit better than this right now. But we are ahead of schedule, and supposedly we are way more organized than last year (this is up for debate). So that's good. And have a good day. Over and out. Also I'd like to than The North Face, because without them I'd probably be freezing right now. And I'd like to say hi to the kids at BC Children's Hospital. Alright, see you bye!
Posted October 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
The team is now at School Hut camp... Update from Alexander Marino.nn So this morning, we started from Mwenzi Tarn Camp. It was a beautiful camp. It was nice and warm compared to where we are right now. Then after we woke up at 6:30 in the morning, like we do every day, we started our hike at 8:30am. It was supposed to be a long walk, and at the pace that we go, it's quite difficult thinking if we're going to make it there. But they are totally right. By going slow, it just makes it easier, and makes it realise that you can actually make it to the top.nnFeeling good, and have a lot of energy.nnSo for today, we have a five hour walk. We went from Mwenzi Tarn, and right now we're at School Hut.nnWe had a pretty sunny day for the most part, so we're dressed for good weather. But getting closer to the moutain of Kilimanjaro, it's starting to get cloudy and really cold. The temperature change here is amazing. It goes from sunny hot to freezing cold in seconds.It's tough. But you walk slowly as they keep telling us and you do good walk.nnOn the way, we actually saw an airplane crash, some debris there. It was so cool looking at that. (Note: this was a wreckage from a 2008 crash and did not occur on this trip)nnThis walk was really nice as it was actually the first one that we actually walked as we've seen Kilimanjaro right in front of us. So it makes us believe that this is true, this is real, and that we're going to make it.nnNow we are here, at School Hut. I'm freezing my bottom right now, but I've still got good energy, good spirits.nnI would like to say hello to the children at BC Children's Hospital. I know those kids over they, have nothing compared to us. They have their own battle to face as opposed to us. We just have the environment to battle, but these kids have health. I hope and wish them the best, and our gesture of us going here and motivating... (broken transmission)nnListen to the call, and follow their climb at
Posted October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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