Climb for Captives

Mount Whitney - November 10-12, 2014

2014 Goal - $75,000

Current - $112,913

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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.

 

 

Mount Whitney 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.

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.

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.

 

Reuben Zuidhof

2014 Whitney Team

Reuben has been married for 10 years to Sarah Jane and their 10 month old Zander keeps them smiling all day long. He spends his time working with Scot, a C4C alumni, whom he owns and operates 3 businesses with...

Jason Chudnofsky

2014 Adams Team / 2014 Whitney 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.

Campbell Brewer

2014 Whitney Team

Campbell is a southern boy from Nashville, TN, went to college in Mississippi and has the hair of a greek goddess. He’s taken his hair with him all around the world while shooting in some of the most beautiful countries on our planet. His experience ranges from small run and gun style shoots to big Hollywood features.

 

Mike Malagon

2014 Whitney Team

Two things made Mike want to be a filmmaker: Watching ‘Wild on E!” as a kid and having his high school TV production teacher tell him he wasn’t ready for the advanced class. He grew up in New Jersey and studied film in North Carolina. After college, Mike shot projects in every corner of the world.

Jaro Savol

2014 Whitney Team

Jaro is a man of mystery, and he is gonna keep it that way. He has directed, produced, shot, and edited episodic television and other content for networks like NBC, MTV, FOX, Oxygen, TLC, CBS, and ABS as well as Microsoft...

Lauren Schneck

2014 Whitney Team

Lauren's love for photography started early, in the darkroom of her junior high school. Soon after, she discovered her love for video production while in college and the rest is history (other than that first documentary on Wisconsin karaoke...that will live forever!)

 

MOUNT WHITNEY

  Mount Whitney, of the California Sierra Nevada is the highest summit in the contiguous United States reaching 14,494 feet.

 

 

 

 

 

2013 RECAP VIDEO

 

 

THANKS 

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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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