The North Face climber gains new perspective on climb

When Marlyss Bird signed up to represent The North Face at Climb Against the Odds, she didn’t really know what she was getting herself into. She’s not a breast cancer survivor and nobody in her immediate family has had the disease. Summiting a mountain was on her bucket list and she wanted to do it … Read more…

Guest blog: Breast cancer survivor, Leslie Vanoni, on climbing Mt. Shasta

The sun still shining, the inside of our tent warm and bright, we are told to at least rest even if we can’t fall asleep. Bridget whispers to me “I am nervous”. I whisper back, “Me too”. Earlier she told me she wished people would stop treating us like we were the experts because we have … Read more…

Climb Against the Odds Kicks Off With a Bang

Let the climb begin! Climb Against the Odds has officially started and in just two days our inspiring 2014 team will set off to climb this beauty.   In the meantime, our climbers have been keeping busy undergoing last minute training, bonding with their teammates and exploring the Shasta wilderness. Some team members arrived at … Read more…

Meet the Climber: Lindsey Dal Porto

In a couple of weeks Lindsey Dal Porto of San Francisco will attempt to climb the 14,179-foot Mt. Shasta as part of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds. Help Lindsey meet her goal of raising $6,000 for breast cancer prevention. For people who know her well, it should come as no surprise that … Read more…

Meet the Climber: Jill Zastko

Over the next month we will feature the inspiring members of the 2014 Climb Against the Odds team as part of a series called Meet the Climber. Climb Against the Odds is the Breast Cancer Fund's annual mountaineering expedition for breast cancer prevention. Each year an amazing team of women and men from across the … Read more…

Tessa Montgomery will climb Mt. Shasta for those who can’t (Mt. Shasta Herald, 10/2/2013)

I’m going to push myself to my limits to summit Mt. Shasta, but what I love about this is that I’m doing it in honor of so many people being pushed to their limits on a daily basis….