The gear fund is to replace and upgrade essentials such as climbing and rappelling ropes, tents, stoves and backpacks.
Our gear gets a lot of use and is often in need of repair and upgrading. Backpacks, tents and ropes are among a few of the many essentials that we need to be able to provide transformational experiences in the backcountry.
Specific needs in 2020 –
- Ropes, static and dynamic
- Down jackets
This upcoming year, we specifically need to replace our ropes used for climbing and rappelling on courses. With the gear fund, we also hope to purchase some warm jackets to have on hand for participants. This past summer, we had a group of inner-city kids from LA for two courses. Many of them, living in a warmer client and having never been on a backpacking trip didn’t have warm jackets. We hope to be able to provide warmth for these kids and anyone else who walks through our doors in need of this!