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What is the history behind this event?
In 2001, Sean Patrick, an ovarian cancer survivor and climber and a small group planned to climb in Yosemite in September to raise $$ and awareness for the disease. Those plans got short circuited when Sean was flight-for-lifed out of Colorado in July of 2001. During the month in the hospital and 4 months recuperating, Sean had the opportunity to speak with climber friends and survivors, and the Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life was born. The Hera Foundation organized the event, and proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Ovarian Cancer Initiative.
Why Salt Lake City?
There are a stunning array of climbing areas close by - Logan Canyon, Little Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, American Fork and Maple Canyon to name a few.
Variety - there are over 1600 routes that range from 10 pitch 5.6 trad climbs to heinous overhanging 5.13-5.14 sport routes and everything in between.
It is easy to get to. Plus there are good accommodations and camping and the climbing scene is awesome.
What will the weather be like?
According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature for that time of year is 80 during the day and 52 at night. As the event takes place in the mountains, weather can be highly changeable. Be prepared with layers of clothing and rain gear. Pack a hat and gloves just incase.
What are the best guide books and where can I get them?
The Falcon Guide Series:
Rock Climbing Utah's Wasatch Range, Stuart and Bret Ruckman
Rock Climbing Utah, Stewart M. Green
Check your local rock shop or call:
2084 E 3900 Salt Lake
Phone:810 278 0233
3265 East 3300 Salt Lake
Phone: 801 484 8073
What if I want to hire a guide?
No matter what your skill level from beginner to expert, guides are available
from EXUM Guides in Salt Lake City. For more information or to make a reservation call 801-550-EXUM
How much does it cost to be a participant?
There is a registration fee to guarantee your place. We are then asking you to set a personal fundraising goal and get personal sponsors. A suggested fundraising target is $1000. Fund raising is optional to participate in the event but highly recommended BUT REMEMBER to be included in the awesome gear raffle you must have raised a minimum of $500 prior to 9/16/2004. See Fund Raising Tips.
The parties, films, yoga, massage, clinic/demos and light breakfast are free of charge to registered participants.
Can't come but would like to participate?
If you cannot come but would still like to participate, join us by climbing at your local crag or gym. (We have teams who have already committed to climbing close to home and raising money. In fact one of the teams last year came from Antarctica - climbing on the wall at the McMurdo Ice Station.)
You can call us at 970 -948-7360 or email us at email@example.com for more information.