Climbers  >  Marilyn McGarry


Fanny Bay  |   Retired from Nursing

Help me raise money for
BC Children's Hospital



About Me

Climbing Kilimanjaro has been a dream of mine for a long time. I became aware of BC Summits of Hope from a colleague who completed the climb in 2015. It was the incentive I needed to finally commit to this challenge. I believe strongly in the fundraising goals of the BC Summits of Hope organization. 100% of the donations go directly to BC Children’s Hospital. Climbers are responsible for paying all costs of their climb. This last year has been a milestone year for me as I turned 60 years old, retired after 36 years working full time as a registered nurse with 30 of those years in remote areas of Canada (Yukon, NWT and northern BC). I also had my knee totally replaced April 2015. As I struggled back to my feet I had time to reflect on what I want to accomplish in this next phase of life’s journey. It appears, the timing is now for moving ahead with the climb! Not only will I fulfill a personal goal, I will also raise funds for children and families of B.C. who are so well served by B.C. Children’s hospital. Please help me reach and exceed my goal. Marilyn McGarry
""Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is victory."" - Mahatma Gandhi

Past Climbs

  • Kilimanjaro 2016