Wednesday, March 16, 2011

7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's Research

Memories Are Everything is the subtitle of Alan Arnette's mission to climb the 7 summits - the tallest mountains in the world - to raise money and awareness to fight Alzheimer's Disease. Arnette lost his mother, Ida, to Alzheimer's and this is his quest to end the reign of the terrible disease that is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. Check Arnette's website for information on what organizations are sponsoring, what research organization will benefit, and how you can join in, either by climbing or supporting a climber, or donating directly. Here are the climbs:

1) Vinson, Antarctica, Elevation 16,067 ft. *Summited December 09, 2010*
2) Aconcagua, Argentina, Elevation 22,841 ft. *Summited January 29, 2011*
3) Everest, Nepal, Elevation 29,035 ft. Next to climb April/May2011
4) Denali, Alaska, Elev. 20,320 ft., Scheduled for July 2011
5) Elbrus, Russia, Elev. 18,481 ft., August 2011
6) Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Elev. 19,340 ft., Sept. 2011
7) Puncak Jaya, Papua Province, Indonesia (New Guinea), Elev. 16,023, Nov. 2011
8) Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia 7,310 ft., EXTRA CREDIT CLIMB, Dec. 2011

Follow the climbing blog, donate, and wish the climbers safe journey.

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