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My first Climb for Heroes was back in 2015. We organized Team SoCalHiker -- associated with my website. This will mark our sixth year of participation in the event. 

Mount Baldy is an iconic mountain, and part of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Apart from the good karma from supporting our veterans via The Heroes Project, what I like most about the event is the opportunity for the hiking community to gather together. It's a great chance to see the hiking friends we've made over the years, some of which we've followed for a long time online, but never had a chance to meeting in real life. 

As we hike up Mount Baldy, we get the opportunity to meet some of the vets who are part of The Heroes Project. They staff each of the five stations en route to the summit. Hearing their stories and following their adventures is inspiring. Such as USMC SGT Retired Kirstie Ennis who in 2017 became the first female, above-the-knee amputee to climb the 16,024′ summit of Cartensz Pyramid – one of the most technical of the Seven Summits.

On a personal note, both of my sons have served in the military, and my youngest still does!

Programs like The Heroes Project serve a positive, life-changing service to many veterans, and I hope you'll join me with a donation to help support them. 

And if you are joining the Climb, I look forward to seeing you on the mountain! 



Total Raised


of $200.00 goal raised
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Jeff's Team
Team SoCalHiker
Jeff Hester
80 days ago
Kristin DeCou
90 days ago
Jeff Hester
228 days ago
Carl Arentz
152 days ago
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