Climbers  >  Gord Denhoed


Steveston, B.C.  |   Firefighter

Help me raise money for
BC Children's Hospital


20 19
  • $1,250
  • $2,500
  • $3,750
  • $5,000
$1,406.00 raised so far
Mountain Climber

About Me

In 2001 I took my first steps with Summits of Hope, climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro, breathing the thin air, waking to the crisp mornings, and most importantly, flying my flags for the kids at BC Children's Hospital at the summit. The feeling that I got, knowing I was a part of something that was helping sick kids in our province, funding research that leads to hope, purchasing needed machines, building a 'mountain of toys' in the hospital, all in the effort to put smiles back where they belong, on the children, has lead me back to the mountains... over and over again. Since those first steps in 2001 Summits of Hope has grown, and I am fortunate to be a part of it. I have made many new friends, experienced new cultures, visited places in the world that I would have never dreamed, and faced challenges that I would never have expected, all while continuing to lead a team of exceptional people on their adventures of a lifetime, and in turn raise millions to support BC Children's Hospital, its staff, parents and most importantly the kids who visit. My wife Tracy and I have two beautiful daughters, Bailey Anne and Madison Raine. I hope that the efforts of Summits of Hope and it's team members will continue to help provide much needed funds and inspire hope for children just like them. We all have a mountain to climb. While everyone's mountain is different, mine will continue to be the next one with Summits of Hope.
"See the world in green and blue. See China right in front of you. See the canyons broken by cloud. See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out. See the Bedouin fires at night. See the oil fields at first light. And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth. After the flood all the colors came out. It was a beautiful day." - Bono - U2

Past Climbs

  • Mt. Kilimanjaro 2001
  • Mt. Aconcagua 2003
  • Mt. Elbrus 2004
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro 2005
  • Ecuador 2007
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp 2008
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro 2009
  • Everest Base Camp 2010
  • Kilimanjaro 2012
  • Kilimanjaro 2013
  • Kilimanjaro 2014
  • Everest Base Camp & Kala Patar 2014
  • Kilimanjaro 2015
  • Kilimanjaro 2016
  • Kilimanjaro 2017
  • Kilimanjaro 2018 - BC