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Watch the powerful stories of Tamira Andrews, Stacy Nieves, Patti Cordova, and Carrie Renaud as they ascend the world-famous Alpine Jewel Via Ferrata as a way to heal from their cancer journeys and raise money for a non-profit that has deeply impacted their lives, First Descents.

It’s not easy to face your fears to summit one of the most electrifying climbs in the United States. It takes preparation, courage, and physical, mental, and emotional strength to be successful. Same can be said about facing the many ups and downs of a life-threatening diagnosis. These four ladies climbed to inspire others to Keep Climbing!

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100% goes to First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor
adventures for young adults (ages 18 – 39) impacted by
cancer and other serious health conditions.

“While the doctors and medicine may have saved my life, First Descents taught me how to live again.”

First Descents’ Impact

Young adults diagnosed with cancer annually
Increased Ability to Cope with Cancer and its affects post program
Increased Self-Efficiancy. Including confidence in physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of life post program

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tamira Andrews in KEEP CLIMBING bravely told her breast cancer story. From diagnosis to recovery, cancer can be extremely tough and isolating. Tamira’s journey is no different as she has undergone multiple surgeries during her breast cancer battle. Our film release is to bring awareness to breast cancer and the power of healing First Descents provides for young adults impacted by cancer and MS.

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Event Partners

Keep Climbing Foundation

Keep Climbing Foundation serves children and U.S. Veterans by hosting fundraising mountain climbs for various charities year-round. Our mission is to help both our climbers and our beneficiaries reach their personal summits by supporting them as they overcome life’s obstacles. And thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors, 100% of our donations go directly to the charities we support.

First Descents

First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18 – 39) impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.

The Home Loan Expert, LLC

A mortgage lender on the road to a national footprint, offering best-in-class customer service and great rates.

Alpine Jewel Via Ferrata

Italian for “iron way,” Via Ferrata provides an exciting way for new climbers to ascend rock walls using fixed iron cables, steel steps, bridges, and ladders. Designed and built by Via Ferrata Works, the Alpine Jewel offers numerous fully-guided routes and experiences all on one site in Estes Park, CO. Routes range from green to double black diamond, offering a variety of experiences that are ideal for beginners, families, and corporate groups as well as seasoned climbers and adventure seekers.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Thank you to our gear sponsor! Hyperlite Mountain Gear is a community of like-minded backcountry athletes who share a passion for the quiet sports and the transcendence of remote wilderness. Most importantly it is a collective who subscribes to the belief that having the right gear–nothing more than one needs to achieve success, and nothing less than is necessary to do so comfortably, safely, and precisely–results in a transformational outdoor experience.

Big Agnes

Big Agnes started over 20 years ago with the inspiration to build better gear to get people out camping. It was a simple idea, rooted in providing comfort to brave souls sleeping in the backcountry and keeping them on their sleeping pad. At our core, Big Agnes want to inspire you to get outside and find the same appreciation for the backcountry we have.

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