Why I'm Doing This?
This is a time to motivate one another, come together, and inspire positivity amidst these shared challenging times. It is a time to give what we can, to take care of each other, and to bring awareness to communities who are being hardest hit by this pandemic.
I was supposed to be in Nepal right now attempting to join the rare company of climbers to summit Everest and Lhotse back to back. However, I seek now a local summit - one even more meaningful - as I seek to make a positive impact in the lives of those around me with your help.
Who Does The Seattle Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund Help?
The COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis. Housed at Seattle Foundation, the Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare.
What Does #AtHomeEverest Look Like By The Numbers?
Summit of Everest, 29,029 Feet
Highest Mountain In The World
Everest Base Camp (EBC), 17,500 Feet:
Where We Call Home And Base Our Ascent From While in Nepal
Lhotse, 27,940 Feet:
The Fourth Highest Mountain In The World. Has Been Summited Back To Back With Everest By Just Over 40 People Ever
Total To Cover On Climb, 28,414 Feet:
Total Feet Up + Down Both Everest & Lhotse, Then All The Way Back To EBC
Rotations Needed On My Stairs, 5,683:
With My Front Steps To My House Consisting Of Three Steps @ 30 Inches Height Total, I Will Need To Make This Many Up/Downs To Reach An "At Home Everest (+ Lhotse For The Back To Back).
How Do You Join "The Climb"?
You can share in this "summit" push in support of the Seattle Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund in many ways on May 8th, 2020, including:
Here through the link provided (the same link in my Instagram bio) to directly positively impact those in our shared communities. My goal is to raise $5,683...$1 for every rotation on my stairs it takes to complete this double summit of Everest and Lhotse on my stoop.
By signing on to instagram live where I will streaming the entire climb @andrew_i_hughes or by following this link, https://www.instagram.com/andrew_i_hughes/ - you can then learn more about this great cause and ask questions about it;
"CLIMB" WITH ME:
Find your own stairs in / around your home and share my ascent for as long as you wish (I will be sharing where we are along the climb so you know how high you've climbed Everest or Lhotse)
I have always believed no summit is arrived at alone, for in that seemingly singular moment and step it is all those in our lives and all that we have experienced prior that is present with us and a part of reaching that moment of summit realization. Much like now, we all seemingly are disconnected and distanced – but together we are working ever towards a goal in support of one another through the steps we take.
Thank you so much for supporting this shared journey to support those around us who are sharing in and critically impacted by these trying times.
See you on the "climb" soon!
For more information on me please feel free to visit: https://andrewihughes.com