SUPPORT CFIEvery donation counts!
SUPPORT CFIEvery donation counts!
Donations from individual Fourteener enthusiasts play a critical role in CFI’s field successes. Gifts match restricted grants, while funding expenses many foundations and corporations will not cover, such as feeding field crews and transporting crews and supplies to remote trailheads.Click here to donate now
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UPDATESWhat we've been doing
- The Perspective Inspired by Chicago Basin
– October 25, 2013
“Each landscape allows or inhibits perspective, and that creates the culture.” -archaeologist, Tom Windes I am sitting outside the basecamp tent, watching the rabbits … Read More
- Colorado College Project Brings Back the Memories
– October 11, 2013
It seems every time I go on trail I get asked how I landed in my position. Did you study forestry? How many years of … Read More
- The Deal on Volunteer Vacations
– October 4, 2013
A group from the American Hiking Society volunteered on the North Maroon Peak restoration project one week this summer. Each of the five participants came … Read More
- Find Your Rome
– September 30, 2013
Rome wasn’t built in a day. The mountain is Rome. We are simply building a wall around it to keep it standing. We are not … Read More
Over the course of the season, CFI hosts a friendly competition: useful as further motivation to check a few more Fourteeners off of your ‘to-climb’ list, and in helping raise the funds needed to protect them. The Fourteener Challenge is unique to your own ambition and with every climb + pledge you make, you give back and protect each peak’s beautiful, unique and surprisingly fragile ecosystem. In return you’re eligible for some awesome gear, because we want to keep you climbing in style.
The not-so-complicated nitty-gritty:
Between the beginning of June and September 30, speculate which Fourteeners you’d like to climb and an amount you’d like to pledge per-peak. For example, if you decide to climb 10 Fourteeners at $20, your total donation would amount to $200. Increase your impact by getting friends, family, coworkers, etc. to match your pledge.
____ number of peaks x _______ dollars/peak = $ pledge
As you climb each Fourteener, take photos, post them on facebook, tag us in them– or send them in at 14erChallenge@14ers.org. Check out our social media and Stay Informed page to keep track of where our crews will be this season, and see if you can stop by, say hi, and check in on their progress. The more you keep us posted with what you’re doing, the more chances you’ll have at some awesome swag.
Email your CFI Fourteener Challenge pledge to 14erChallenge@14ers.org.Colorado Fourteeners Initiative 1600 Jackson St., Suite 352 Golden, CO 80401
Tell us your pledge, why you’re participating, and how the Fourteener Challenge is motivating you to give back to the peaks you love. Keep us updated on your progress throughout the summer. We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders.
Prizes and giveaways, done monthly, include but are in no way limited to great gear like backpacks, daybacks, ultra-lite tents, trekking poles, CFI cards, hats, sleeping pads, signed novels and chair kits from supporting organizations and companies like Camelbak, Big Agnes, Osprey, Jansport and LEKI.
When you climb big, you win big.