Luke Timmerman

Luke Timmerman's Everest Base Camp Trek

Curing cancer one mountain at a time.

Biotech journalist Luke Timmerman and Team Everest Base Camp seek to raise $1 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch.

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 journey to Nepal when safe dates for traveling and climbing are determined.

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

To make a donation, click here. If you would rather mail in a donation, please send your gift to the address below. Be sure to include the name of the climber you are donating to. For stock donations or bank transfer instructions, please email

Fred Hutch
ATTN: Climb to Fight Cancer
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mail Stop J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109

Meet the Team

  • Luke Timmerman, founder and editor, Timmerman Report (team captain)
  • Nimesh Shah, managing director, K2 HealthVentures
  • Jennifer Adair, associate professor, Clinical Research and Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation, Fred Hutch
  • David Hoffman, intellectual property attorney, Stealth Biotech Co
  • Leslie Williams, co-founder, president and CEO, hc Bioscience
  • Evonne Sepsis, founder and managing director, ESC Advisors
  • Olivier Madec, global head of M&A and venture investments, Servier
  • Ric Anderson, EVP and COO, Washington Holdings and Hutch Board member
  • Sam Blackman, co-founder and chief medical officer, Day One Biopharmaceuticals
  • Pam Tenaerts, chief scientific officer, Medable
  • Jodie Morrison, venture partner, Atlas Venture
  • Aleena Arakaki, postdoctoral researcher, Fred Hutch 
  • Regina Salvat, principal, Sofinnova Investments
  • Karuppiah Kannan, senior director, global oncology program leader, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Grace Huber, student, biomedical engineering, Duke University
  • Jeff Huber, founding CEO, Grail
  • Bharatt Chowrira, president and chief business & strategy officer, PureTech Health

Team Everest Base Camp: If you haven’t yet received your fundraising toolkit, please contact Lisa Carlson at or 206.667.1398.

Team Everest Base Camp Sponsors

Survivor Sponsors

Base Camp Sponsor

Foundation Medicine

Trailhead Sponsors