Climb to Fight Cancer

Climb to Fight Cancer

Climb a mountain. Save a life.

You don’t need a medical degree to cure cancer. A pair of crampons works just fine.    

Get the latest news about Climb to Fight Cancer 2020 and COVID-19.

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Curing cancer one mountain at a time!

Just as you continue to make adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so too is Climb to Fight Cancer. We are postponing our 2020 U.S. climbs until 2021 and invite you to consider climbing with us next year. Read more about Climb’s 2020 season and COVID-19

Fred Hutch’s Climb to Fight Cancer is a unique way to combine mountain climbing and cancer research. For more than 20 years, climbers from around the country have summited some of the world’s highest peaks and raised nearly $11 million for cancer research.

All expeditions are led by professional guide services, creating extraordinary adventures for first-time climbers and experienced mountaineers alike. Whether you are seeking a new adventure, pursuing a personal challenge or fulfilling a commitment to help find cures, the Climb to Fight Cancer will introduce you to a world unlike any other. There are many peaks around the world you can choose to climb.

Find a mountain and a date that works for you

June 2021
Host or Sponsor:
Fred Hutch
Mountain peaks around the world
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Luke Timmerman's Everest Base Camp Trek

Luke Timmerman

Hike amid Himalayan giants with biotech leaders

Following a successful summit of Mt. Everest in 2018 and an extraordinary inaugural team summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2019, Seattle writer and entrepreneur Luke Timmerman has set his sights on a new adventure: hiking the Himalayas’ storied trails to Everest Base Camp. Executives and investors from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries will come together to form Team Everest Base Camp and will travel to Nepal in October 2020.

Each Team Everest Base Camp climber will raise $50,000 or more to support cancer research at Fred Hutch. Learn more.

Last Modified, April 30, 2020