Climbing Mountains for MS a success |

Climbing Mountains for MS a success

On Sunday, Sept. 12, 48 Colorado Academy students and adults gathered to climb Quandary Peak. For many, this would be their first time climbing a 14,000-foot peak. For some, friendships were strengthened and a new sense of personal achievement was experienced. For others, this climb meant being inspired by someone they had never met and being encouraged along the way. A few thousand dollars were raised to help send somebody to the Heuga Center.Hearty congratulations to all the middle and upper school students who summited Quandary Peak, the 12th highest mountain in Colorado. Many thanks go to Cameron Patterson, a seventh-grader, for sharing his enthusiasm and passion of climbing Fourteeners with others, and all for a compelling cause. Thank you to all the students, parents, families and individuals from Denver, Summit County and Eagle County, whose pledges exceeded the goal in providing a scholarship for an individual with multiple sclerosis to attend the Heuga Center’s “Can Do” educational program this November in Vail. Special thanks to Mike Marolt of Aspen, Downstairs at Eric’s in Breckenridge, The Heuga Center staff, the NFS and the Dillon Ranger District for their support.

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