Oroville natives prepare for fundraising climb

Jan 17, 2014 4:00 PM

They're geared up and ready to go.

Cousins Andrew and Landon Faulkner are set to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

“We’re going to try to cover 30 miles on snow and climb two peaks in two days,” Landon said.

These Oroville natives are passionate about the outdoors and have even named their climb: Climb for change, two peaks, two days, two beards.

And it's quite the adventure

“We'll start off climbing Brokeoff Mountain and it’s about 9,300 feet,” Landon said. “And then hit Lassen Peak the next morning and hopefully come out unscathed.”

But this journey is more than about just themselves; it's about helping others get outdoors.

“I think nowadays with technology and electronics it’s so easy to feel like you’ve experienced everything without even leaving your couch,” Landon said. “Which isn’t the case.”

Andrew and Landon are doing this mega hike as a fundraiser for the non-profit group Peak 7 Adventures, who gets kids out of the city and into the wild.

“The money goes right to supporting these kids and getting them out on these adventures outdoors like hiking camping and white water rafting,” Andrew said.

They have a goal of raising $3,200 and the money goes a long way

“A $100 donation provides three kids a day to do whitewater rafting or rock climbing,” Andrew said.

But for these cousins and the kids they'll be helping, this journey is priceless.

Donations for this climb can be made at http://www.active.com/donate/Climb4Change.



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