I am attempting Elbrus in support of Donors Choose. I first donated to this organization back in 2011 and immediately fell in love with their mission because it was the first time my donation felt like it made a real, local impact. Donors Choose allows you to pick the specific school, teacher, even project that you want to support. In 2011 I supported a local elementary school in NYC that wanted to build a reading nook for their 2nd graders. In today’s political climate, and my journey to Russia, I can’t think of a better reason to support education in our local schools.
Elbrus by the numbers:
Height (in feet): 18,510
Rank out of the seven summits (height): 5
Rank in the world (height): 18
Estimated time to summit: 7 days
Attempted climb timing: July 13 – July 27
Join me in helping provide teachers with the tools they need to give our kids the education they deserve by:
Buying the Elbrus specific tee shirt when it comes out. Slogan submissions and voting for the next tee shirt will happen in March, with shirts available in April. All proceeds will go to Donors Choose. Link coming in April.
Donating to Donors Choose. A dedicated link coming soon.