Climber Feedback

CFCA Kathy and Rachel on top.

"I received over $5,000 in individual donations, and between both of our events and Rachel's individual donations Team Papabears raised over $17,300 in memory of our dads! I'm humbled beyond words and so grateful for this experience. I carried my papa with me every step of the way and I think he would have loved the adventure."


CFCA Kim Feedback


“This journey has been the wildest of my life. From the fundraising to the training, to the climb itself, I've meet some amazing friends and learned an incredible amount about mountaineering that opens up so many doors.

Kim, Mt. Rainier


CFCA Rich Feedback

“I couldn't have done it without everyone who donated. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Amy and I raised over $9,500 for the American Lung Association. Anyone who has wanted to climb Rainier should definitely consider this climb next year."

Rich, Mt. Rainier

CFCA - Ryan Feedback

“So glad to reach the summit of Mt. Baker this past Sunday. My ALA rope team was strong and determined."

Ryan , Mt. Baker

CFCA Frosty Feedback

“I am so blessed to be on your team. I am so fortunate that you stepped up and joined me on this journey. I am so grateful that for whatever reason, you decided to make a small investment in me. And in so doing, made a large difference in other people's lives. And guess what I began to make plans for as I descended the mountain? Exactly. 2018. I'll be back. Will you join me again?

Frosty, Mt. Rainier


CFCA - Lisa Feedback


“A great wild climb on Mt Hood this morning with the best family around!”

Lisa Hill, Mt. Hood

CFCA AJ Feedback“What made this climb truly special was the people. If I can explain how thankful I am in one quote from the movie Into the Wild it’s this: “Happiness is only real when shared”. Without my Lolo, my family and friends supporting and donating, all the incredibly inspiring people who took on this challenge with me to climb Mount Rainier, and last but not least the amazingly talented people at RMI who kept us confident and safe this whole climb would not have happened.”

AJ, Mt. Rainier

CFCA - Alice Feedback“The journey to this mountain was hard physical and mental work, but thanks to my friends and family who supported me and the ALA with donations, questions about the ALA, the training and the climb, words of support, and love, and to my climb team who were spirited and passionate, to our talented RMI guides who made the trek fun and safe, and to my amazing sister, Wendy, for sharing these adventures with me and inspiring me with her fierce determination, we not only summited and learned so from the spectacular Mt. Baker.”

Alice, Mt. Baker

CFCA-Rachel Feedback

“Terrifying at times and totally otherworldly from the moment I arrived, Lady Rainier showed us that she owns every climber on that mountain. This experience was a wonderful reminder to take yourself out of your comfort zone and to enjoy every moment of it. Thanks to our badass guides at @rmiexpeditions and to everyone who donated. And the biggest of thanks to my poppa for always supporting my adventures - this one is for you.”

Rachel, Mt. Rainier

CFCA Molly Feedback

“From the get-go, some serious friendships were made and we all grew to trust and encourage each other along this epic journey.”

Molly, Mt. Rainier

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“Thank you for all of the birthday love & support! 42 feels great (though a bit on the sore side today!). Our whole team made the summit yesterday morning just after sunrise. We started climbing just after midnight from our camp at ~6,500ft, up through the clouds (and weather!) at ~8,500ft, across the Easton Glacier, and then on to the summit of the volcano at 10,871ft just after 6am. It was a fabulous & grueling adventure. Thanks to an incredible amount of love & support, I met my personal fundraising goal & collectively the team raised over $260,000! Each gift makes an important impact on protecting the air we breathe.”

Stacey Clements Guadnola
Mt. Baker (2018) and Mt. Rainier(2016)

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“Climbing Mt. Rainier was an amazing experience with the Climb for Clean Air program. Thank you to all that helped with supporting the American Lung Association fundraiser. As a group, we raised a lot of money that will help others greatly. It was not only a great experience, but a great group of people too. Making new friends on the way is an awesome bonus!”

Mt. Rainier



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“I came down saying it was great but not doing it again…it took less than 4 hours for me to say not only am I doing this again but I need to bring more people with me next time! So great. Thank you American Lung Association and Climb for Clean Air!”

Mt. Rainier





CFCA-Brittany Groh -Why I climb.jpg"You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain!’- Tom Hiddlestone. “After 6 months of fundraising and training, I summited Mt. Hood. Over the past couple days I have climbed with some incredible individuals and pushed myself past my fears to reach a goal. Thank you!”

Brittany Groh
Mt. Hood



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“I made it to the summit of Mt. Hood today with the American Lung Association’s program, Climb for Clean Air. It was absolutely incredible! I never had a desire to climb Mt. Hood but the opportunity presented itself to me this year and I went. It was amazing! Although I had a setback right before the final part of the climb, I continued on because I know I could do it. Thank you all who donated. I couldn’t have done it without you. While I briefly contemplated turning back right before my final ascent, I thought of everyone who invested in this climb and said I have to do this for everyone who believes in me. Thank you for helping push me onto the summit!”

Angie Lampe
Mt. Hood

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“I know with hard work and grit, I can accomplish anything. I'm not doing this for myself but for those who do not have the opportunity to do so for themselves. I want to create a journey that I can share with others and above all, get a person who may be struggling to a place where they can live life to the fullest!”

Chris Perry
Mt. Rainier

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“My time in the Pacific Northwest will come to an end soon but one thing I will remember from this time is Mt Rainier. Every day I drive past Mt. Rainier to work. Every day I marvel at its size. As I embark on motherhood, Army retirement and moving back to the Midwest, I find that it is only fitting that I tackle summiting Mt Rainier. I will do it to support the American Lung Association. "I ain't as good as I once was" when we talk about physical fitness but who says that I can't be great again? Join me in my journey to the climb. Sing Miley Cyrus in your car with the volume all the way up... I will make it to the summit with your support, mentally, emotionally and financially.”

Karla Keelean
Mt. Rainier

CFCA-Paul Kuralt-Why I climbThe experience of climbing through the American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air program ignited a passion in me to continue climbing and continue helping to raise money for an incredible program doing what I love. This year I am going to climb Mt Baker in the North Cascades of Washington State. With your help, we will fight against lung disease and for lung health. We will be making a positive difference for all of the parents who have a child with asthma, the people who struggle daily with COPD and the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who get diagnosed with lung cancer.

Paul Kuralt
Mt. Baker


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