Climb for Captives

2014 Goal - $75,000

Current - $111,038

 

 

 

 

 

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Climb for Captives is a community of friends who use outdoor adventure to raise awareness and support for the fight against human trafficking.

 

THE CAUSE

 

Million People In Slavery
World Wide

 

Percent of Victims
Are Minors

 

Percent of Victims Are
Women and Children

 

 

Billion Dollars Are Generated
by Human Trafficking Annually

 

Young indian girl in late afternoon sun.

Climb for Captives is a community of people who use the outdoors to raise awareness and support for the fight against human trafficking.  We call it adventure philanthropy.

Since 2008 we’ve been climbing mountains to rescue women and children from slavery. For each climb we partner with a non-profit that is working to bring freedom to victims of human trafficking and we give them 100% of the money we raise so that they can rescue as many as possible.

Rescue:Freedom International exists to empower the rescue and restoration of those suffering in sexual slavery and human trafficking. Rescue:Freedom works around the world with local partners who are responding to the unique needs in their communities to ensure that rescued women and children receive the care they need experience lasting freedom and true restoration.

In central India there is a home of hope for 44 rescued teenage girls. It is a home that the Climb for Captives team has been hearing about for some time and is particularly excited to partner with. Several months ago, climber Jeremy Vallerand was visiting the home and was deeply impacted by a conversation with a young 15 year old girl. Her mother was trafficked from Nepal before she was born and she was born into a brothel. Thankfully, the Rescue:Freedom partners there where able to get her out of the brothel and into the home before she was trafficked to another city. Shortly after, her mother passed away in the brothel, leaving her with no known living family members. As Jeremy prepared to leave, the girls asked him to promise that he would return to visit again. Not wanting to make a promise he wasn’t sure he could keep, Jeremy told the young girl that he would try very hard to come back soon, but could not promise when he would be able to. The mothers daygirl looked at him, pondered, and then thought of a new question. “Do you promise that you will remember me?” Jeremy was prepared to make that promise!

This climb is part of that promise. It’s a declaration that “WE REMEMBER.” It is a commitment that we will not forget those who are suffering in slavery and exploitation, those who do not enjoy the freedom we so easily take for grantid.

 

 

2014 Mount Adams Climbers

 

Jeremy Vallerand

Core Team / Founder

Jeremy grew up in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range just Northeast of Seattle. In early 2008, while travelling abroad, Jeremy visited a home for survivors of sex trafficking. The reality of modern-day slavery profoundly impacted him...

Josh Hebert

Core Team / Founder

As a founding member of Climb for Captives Josh has summited on all four Climb for Captives trips, including leading the team to the summit of Mount Baker in 2010 and Mount Rainier in 2013. Climb for Captives is the perfect opportunity for Josh to combine his love for the outdoors, great friendships and the fight against modern day slavery.

Rob Garey

Core Team / Founder

Rob is married to the invincible Vanessa, and father to the woolly Quinn. He is serving Seattle’s finest companies with Point B, and helping @ Seattle Against Slavery His climbing experience includes summiting Mt. Rainier with original Climb For Captives team, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Sinai, Telescope Peak, and the 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK.

Robby Hipp

Core Team / Founder

Robby is a family man with a seemingly unquenchable thirst for challenge and most any activity that takes him outdoors. Spending the early years of his life living in Seattle under the shadow of Mt. Rainier, he dreamt of standing on top. After three intensely gratifying (and painful) Mt. Rainier summits with C4C under his belt, the cause of combatting human trafficking has beckoned him to climb again.

 

Del Chittim

Core Team / Founder

Del grew up climbing with his Dad and older brother and has summitted every major peak in the Cascade range including 7 trips to the summit of Mt. Rainier from 3 different routes. Del was a founding member of the Climb for Captives team and has guided many teams on multiple mountains.

Paul Hassell

Core Team

Paul lives in Kodak, Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains with his wife Nora and baby girl Flora. Paul has a contagious love for life, adventure, and celebrating light. As owner of Light Finds, he leads small group photo tours to destinations all over the world.

 

Matt Skidmore

2014 Adams Team

Matt and his beautiful wife, Annie, recently completed 8 years of service with the U.S. Military and are new to the great Pacific Northwest. They were introduced to Rescue:Freedom International’s work and mission a few months after arriving...

Scott Heller

2014 Adams Team

Scott is a passionate entrepreneur and has launched four companies in diverse markets including finance, athletics and automotive, and created a unique mentorship network for personal and business growth of individuals and companies...

Dr. Dan Nelson

2014 Adams Team

Dr. Dan Nelson grew up in Tacoma, Washington and is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Southern California. He has been practicing pain management since 1989 and had the honor of being named by Seattle Magazine as one of Puget Sound’s “Top Doctors.”

Jason Chudnofsky

2014 Adams Team

Jason has been a Washington resident since 1991. He’s married to his amazing wife Stephanie of 12 years. They have three wonderful children, Levi, Seth and the lovely Addison. Jason works as a commercial relationship manager for Union Bank where he focuses on helping not-for-profit corporations with their banking needs.

 

Ryan VanderPol

2014 Adams Team

Ryan Vander Pol – Born in northwest Iowa, raised in Bellevue, educated at Bellevue Christian, graduated from Northwest University, and now resides in Redmond with his beautiful wife Afton and two crazy but great children, Cooper (5) and Jack (3).

Taylor Barrett

2014 Adams Team

Taylor is a senior at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He loves outdoor adventure, has worked as a rock climbing guide in the Cascades, as well as at WSU’s Outdoor Recreation Center. He went to WSU for their Naval ROTC program, where he hopes to enter the aviation community.

Brian McCormack

2014 Adams Team

Brian is the lead pastor of Reach, a new church on Seattle’s Eastside. He recently joined C4C climbers Jeremy Vallerand & Del Chittim on a trip to India, where he witnessed both the darnkess of human trafficking and the hope that efforts like C4C bring to those in need of rescue...

Jak Morashan

2014 Adams Team

Jak was born in communist Romania and grew up in Portland where he spent many weekends snowboarding, hiking, and camping. He is married to the amazing Lidia, and has a creative and sweet boy name Micah, and the most energetic and spontaneous daughter named Zoey.

 

Martin Barrett

2014 Adams Team

Martin has had the honor of being part of small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. His experiences with them, reflection on scripture, the life if Jesus, great leaders and influencers, reading and thoughtful observation …

Stephen Johnson

2014 Adams Team

Stephen has never met a challenge he didn’t like. From being named athlete of the year at Skyline High School while holding the title of class president, to graduating from the University of Washington after enlisting in the Army and serving in Baghdad–he’s wired for hard work...

Joe Hutchison

2014 Adams Team

Joe is a native of Knoxville, TN, and currently resides in Ocala, FL. Joe is a chiropractic physician in a physical medicine and rehabilitation group, specializing in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. He has been married 10 yrs to his wife Mackenzie and has two beautiful daughters: Kenzlee and Charlotte.

Sam Wicks

2014 Adams Team

Sam is a 14-year old who is very active and loves being outdoors. He has been very involved in Bothell sports, including baseball, basketball, track, and football. In 2011, Sam climbed to base camp on Mt. Adams...

 

Chris Judd

2014 Adams Team

Married to Jana for 4 years. Works as Estimator/Contract Manager for Asher’s Asphalt and Seal Coating Lives in North Bend.

Stephen Leimgruber

2014 Adams Team

Stephen is originally from Ohio, USA, and still considers the state his home base. Currently, he works as an ER and trauma nurse and for a community medical outreach program. Stephen has witnessed human trafficking domestically and abroad and is involved professionally and personally in the work against human trafficking in Columbus, Ohio.

Brian Topp

2014 Adams Team

Brian is originally from Northwest Montana. His favorite hobbies include hiking, hunting, and tinkering on his old school truck. He spent four year in the Marine Corps, from 2002-2006, with three deployments to the Middle East. He is married to the beautiful Kimberly who is carrying their second child.

Dan Carpenter

2014 Adams Team

Dan lives in Port Orchard, Washington and is married to Elizabeth. They have two kids – Caroline, 5 yrs old & Michael, 2 yrs old. He is a mechanical engineer, working for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center at Keyport, Washington...

 

Josh Richardson

2014 Adams Team

Josh hails from Fort Collins, CO. He is an entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman with a love for adventure. Josh was inspired to participate in Climb for Captives after traveling to India with Rescue:Freedom and visiting the young girls whose lives have been changed by our efforts.

JC Richardson

2014 Adams Team

JC is an entrepreneur from Fort Collins, CO. He recently returned to Colorado after graduating from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where he was captain of the hockey team...

Scot Sustad

2014 Adams Team

Scot grew up in the great state of Colorado where he developed a love for the mountains. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his beautiful wife Kimberley. Scot is the Co-Founder of three companies and has a passion for developing community and multiplying leaders...

 

 

2013 RECAP VIDEO

 

 

 
 
 

MOUNT ADAMS

This is our largest climb yet with 26 climbers from 5 states. Mt. Adams, with its summit of 12,276 feet elevation, is the second highest peak in Washington State and the third highest peak in the Cascades Range, which runs from Canada in to California. A demanding 2 day climb will push climbers to their physical limits moving as they quickly gain elevation and move from sea level to 12,276ft within a 24 hr period. “Because of the elevation of Mount Adams all climbs have a degree of difficulty and danger. Sudden snowstorms can occur above 6,000 feet elevation at any month of the year. What appears to be a non-technical route can change drastically during these storms.” – from USDA Forrest Service - read more -

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKS 

THESE COMPANIES HELP MAKE CLIMB FOR CAPTIVES A REALITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead

$4,000

  • Promotion of your company Name + Logo + Link on the C4C Website
  • Personalized quote from C4C team expressing appreciation for your support
  • Mention on C4C Facebook and Twitter
  • Framed summit flag presented to you with C4C team photo
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Basecamp

$6,000

  • Promotion of your company Name + Logo + Link on the C4C Website
  • Personalized quote from C4C team expressing appreciation for your support
  • Mention on C4C Facebook and Twitter
  • Framed summit flag presented to you with C4C team photo
  • Picture of your logo on C4C summit flag on the mountain
  • Personalized video filmed on mountain from C4C team
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Summit

$10,000

  • Promotion of your company Name + Logo + Link on the C4C Website
  • Personalized quote from C4C team expressing appreciation for your support
  • Mention on C4C Facebook and Twitter
  • Framed summit flag presented to you with C4C team photo
  • Picture of your logo on C4C summit flag on the mountain
  • Personalized video filmed on mountain from C4C team
  • Weekly social media posts prior to climb and daily during the climb
  • Personalized video from Rescue:Freedom reporting on the impact of your giving
  • Logo and Link and the C4C website during 2014 climb

 

 

 

 

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