Chris was loved by everybody in the program, especially kids, says Sarah Williams Volf of Challenge Aspen. Some of our families would plan trips around Chriss availability. He played a huge role in these kids lives. Proceeds from todays 13th annual 1,800 vertical-foot climb up Buttermilk Mountain will go back to some of those kids; the money benefits Challenge Aspens scholarship program and the Childrens Hospital Immunodeficiency Program of Denver.
This heart-pumping Valentines Day trek is open to serious hikers and whole families. You can wear skis, snowshoes, stabilizers or your bare feet. Race-day registration is $40 and begins at 6:45 a.m. Organizers promise lots of swag and prizes, scholarship recipients cheering at the finish line, and a $5 pancake breakfast at the Cliffhouse when you finish. For info, go to www.challengeaspen.org.
Sat., Feb. 14, 2009