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.

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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

Team Everest Base Camp: If you haven’t yet received your fundraising toolkit, please contact Kjell Oswald at or 206.667.7309.

Team Everest Base Camp Sponsors

Survivor Sponsor

Peak Sponsor

Base Camp Sponsor

Foundation Medicine

Trailhead Sponsors