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What is Reach The Summit?

Sunrise on the MountainThe Reach The Summit event increases the American Lung Association’s mountaineering program experience by allow climbers to connect or stay connected to our mission. This unique program will give climbers throughout the climbing community a way to make a difference by partnering with the American Lung Association to eliminate lung disease such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer through their fundraising efforts. As you know, climbing to the summit of a mountain can truly make a difference in your life. Now - no matter what mountain you climb - it can make a difference in the lives of those you care about as well.

If you are now exploring the idea of expanding your mountain climbing experience outside of the Climb For Clean Air program and want to use your climb to make a difference in your community, then Reach The Summit is for you! Funds raised by participants will support the American Lung Association's mission of saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Your mountain climbing skill, plus our fundraising support, WILL make a difference for those suffering lung disease.


This event is open to people of all skill levels who are ready to take on the challenge of summiting a mountain. You are in control of which mountain you want to climb, and when to do it. You cover your guide fees and all other costs, but we can provide suggestions for guide services to use and will be available to help you train and fundraise if you need. This program is incentive based with fun gear or other items you can earn for your trip. It allows you to be a part of all the things that make this program truly incredible, while also giving you the option to fundraise as much as you want.

Event Statistics:

  • Over 1,500 climbers have participated with us
  • Raised over $5 million for the American Lung Association
  • Celebrating 30 years in 2017


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