• Who we Are

    Peaks of Life is a group of like-minded professionals who believe all children deserve the world’s best healthcare just by virtue of being children. Through our efforts in the mountains and community outreach we hope to make this ideal a reality.

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  • Working with
    Children

    Peaks of Life is dedicated to working with the youth of the Pacific Northwest to foster a love for the outdoors and teach how to live a healthy lifestyle. We believe in addressing the ultimate cause of an issues, thus we strive to keep children out of hospitals by taking them on adventures while teaching about health and the needs of our bodies.

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  • Sickness Happens

    Many illnesses are unavoidable, all are unwanted. To best support the wellbeing of our children, Peaks of Life give an absolute minimum of 90% of all proceeds to a fund at seattle children’s specifically dedicated to supporting families when the cost of health care is too high.

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  • Climbing

    We are climbers! Be it the cascades, the Alaska range, the Andes, or the Himalaya, given the chance, we will climb and we would love to take you with us! Any financial donation to Peaks of life earns you a spot on one of our upcoming team climbs.

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  • Seattle Children's

    We believe all children have unique needs and should grow up without illness or injury. With the support of the community and through our spirit of inquiry, we will prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric disease.

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  • Sponsors

    Peaks of Life would not be able to accomplish our mission without the generous support of our sponsors. These companies have truly demonstrated their commitment to the community. We thank and support them every chance we get and hope that you will too.

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Climbing for more than a summit

Join us as we climb towards a world where finances
no longer influence the quality of care children receive

Upcoming Events

Weekly
Friday Morning Coffee & Climbing

Every Friday morning we meet up at Vertical World Seattle from 6-8:00 AM for climbing! We bring the coffee and have themes for each week (updated on the FB event page, as well as our instagram @peaksoflife), so come join us for caffeine and fun.

4/21

 

Mt Adams

Washington's second highest peak is the perfect spot to train for a climb up Mt Rainier or Mt Baker. We will head up the normal route, which presents climbers with steep snow and lots of elevation but does not have the dangers of crevasses, rock fall, and seracs.

6/16
Mt. Rainier Kautz

There are many ways up Mt Rainier but this has to be one of the best. The Kautz is a less traveled and more technical route that is great for climbers who are proficient with glacier travel and looking to escape the crowds and take on a more challenging trip.

6/24
Mt Rainier DC

This trip up the classic Disappointment Cleaver is for climbers who are familiar with the route, proficient in glacier travel and have an exceptional level of fitness. This climb will be done light and fast in a single push from car to car.

7/7-8
Shuksan Fischer Chimneys

Without a doubt one of Washington's most beautiful mountains, Shuksan is also one of the most fun to climb. The Fischer Chimney route offers steep snow, serious glacier travel, rock scrambling, and the best views of the N Cascades!

7/21-22
All Women's Rainier Climb

This exclusively women's climb is one of our favorites! This year the ladies team will take on Rainier's second most popular route the Emmons Glacier. While steeper and longer than the DC route the Emmons Glacier offers climbers a straighter path to the top and the most spectacular perspective of just how big some of these glaciers are!

7/28-29
Mt Olympus

There are few places in the world where you get to see the ocean, walk through a rain forest, cross a glacier and go rock climbing over a single weekend trip! But that is exactly what you do when climbing Washington's glorious Mt. Olympus. This is a long journey and requires a very high level of fitness, however, the technical challenges are lower than Mt. Rainier or Mt Baker.

8/11-12
Mt Baker

We love Mt Baker in August! The glaciers are dramatic, the wildflowers cover heliotrope ridge, mountain goats watch climbers, and waterfalls are everywhere! At only 10,781' Baker offers all of the Beauty or Rainier with less of the physical stress associated with altitude. On this climb, we will head up the classic Coleman Deming route over two days. Participants will need to be proficient in glacier travel and have a high level of fitness.

09/21
Peaks of Life Mountain Gala: The Cascades are Calling

Mark your calendar for our fourth annual Gala! Join us on a journey through the Cascades to support the Patients at Seattle Children's Hospital who are currently on their own expeditions towards health, happiness, and success.

Stay tuned for the more events to be added to 2018 Calendar!

 

The Peaks Of Life Mission

Peaks of Life is an endeavor to help the children of the Northwest reach their full potential. We are a guild with Seattle Children's Hospital focused on raising funds for uncompensated health care. We, too, believe that the world's best medical attention should be available to every child regardless of economic status. To realize this vision, we raise funds through our efforts in the mountains and community events. In the mountains, we climb the most prominent peaks in the Pacific Northwest and the world while collecting pledges to bring awareness and funds to pay for children's health care. Within the community we host fundraising events and work directly with the children of the Northwest to encourage a healthy lifestyle and promote outdoor fluency. Our proceeds go toward helping children and families overcome the burden of medical expenses, so that kids can get back to being kids, and families can continue raising our next generation.