Mt Rainier July 2017 Climb

This team will spend two days heading for the 14,411 foot summit of Mt Rainier via the Emmons Glacier route. Some members are fundraising for this climb while others are making direct donations!The Emmons is in great condition and this promises to be a spectacular climb!

The climbers below are working on fundraising! Wish them luck and help them raise funds for Seattle Children's Hospital. Each climber will be contributing at least $600 for this climb. The donations will support Seattle Children's Hospital in its mission to provide quality medical care to all children of the Pacific Northwest regardless of their families' financial resources.

The Peaks of Life Guild is one of nearly 500 guilds and auxiliaries of Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association. The Peaks of Life Guild's federal tax identification number is 45-5305413 and as a subordinate organization of Seattle Children's Hospital (federal tax identification number 91-0564748), is a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3).


Forrest Barker

I have been climbing in the Pacific Northwest for almost 10 years now and have a deep love for the natural beauty, diversity, challenges, opportunity for exploration that this landscape offers.

As a founder of Peaks of Life our mission is truly a part of me and I believe with the entirety of my heart that our children all deserve the best quality of healthcare regardless of anyone's financial status. Thus I dedicate my climbing to this ambition and invite you to join me, either in person or with a contribution to our cause!

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Jason Deetz

Unlike most people around me I'm rather new to mountaineering. I started in the spring of 2016. I'm a fashion photographer and as you can imagine it's a very competitive and stressful job. I work night and day and travel a fair amount.

Following a romantic breakup last year I suddenly wanted to live a little. My ex was very much into the outdoors so I decided to give it a try.

My first mountain was Adams. I remember sitting on a rock at six in the morning at the Lunch Counter (base camp) drinking my coffee and looking at the mountain, feeling the brisk mountain air, listening to the silence and … for the first time I felt grounded and part of the world instead of ever floating in the complexity above. I was at peace and … I was sold. Following Adams I summited nearly 20 peaks last year alone.

Oftentimes when I climb I think about people who can't - people who struggle with illness and disabilities and my heart sinks. I love Peaks of Life because of the people and the cause - I climb responsibly and I'm able to climb to help those who can't.

Please sponsor me and help me support this great cause!
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