This is Ronâ€™s first Summits of Hope Climb! He looks forward to the adventure of traveling and climbing among friends and family. He is climbing to celebrate his 40th birthday, challenge himself, escape from his normal routine and to raise money for the BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital. He has often been known to shout, â€œGo big, or go home.â€ In this spirit he plans to fund raise for the kids at the BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital. He wants to make a difference! Ron has two young sons-â€“Max and Felix, who he strives to raise as healthy, strong and motivated individuals. He wants his boys to understand the importance of helping others. Ronâ€™s hobbies are fishing, cooking and playing hockey. Ron will carry a special prayer flag to Everest base camp in memory of Ben Barstow, his wife J.J., and brother-in-law Russâ€™s cousin. J.J. (aka Mrs. Kempin) invites the students and staff at Lord Byng Elementary and in other Richmond schools to get involved with supporting her husband Ron and brother Russâ€™s trek to fundraise for Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
"Carpe diemâ€”â€œSeize the day!â€"
- - Horace
Everest Base Camp 2010