Climb to Conquer Suicide
Aug 30 – Sept 8, 2019
Register for the 5th annual 46Climbs national event!
It doesn’t matter if you have never climbed a mountain before or if it is your profession, you too can be part of this remarkable community. Choose a mountain or group of mountains (large or small) and climb/hike it anytime between August 30th – September 8th. Climb/hike as an individual or a team. The event starts the Friday before Labor Day Weekend and runs through the week until the following Sunday.
You will receive a 46Climbs package – A non-cotton t-shirt, a sticker, and a bandana. When you reach the summit, take a picture wearing your shirt or holding up your bandana and post it on any social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #46Climbs. During the event, watch as the pictures and stories flow in from all across the country (and world).
“The 46Climbs event for me was challenging, inspiring and so empowering. It was the best, most needed therapy for me as I lost my 27 year old son to suicide on 6/28/2017. I will continue to climb until these knees of mine can’t do it. I am honored to be apart of the 46Climbs family”. – Susan Earabino
“This being my second year doing 46Climbs, I would have to say that this experience definitely built off of the previous year. I actually got to know some people in my personal circle in a much more intimate and raw fashion thanks to our willingness to be really vulnerable to talk about our own experiences with suicide and mental illness. These are some of the most important conversations to have, as they help us to heal, they help us to feel so much less alone. When these conversations can also happen in a place that we all find to be so therapeutic too, it increases the experience by leaps and bounds”. – Holly Anderson
“Hiked Mount Moriah in NH. Thought we were at the summit but it was a false peak. There was a solitary Grey Jay that was socializing with us. It landed on my hand and then showed us the path. It seems silly but it seemed like a sign from my brother John. – The summit was super small and crowded. The hikers perched there were so friendly and welcoming. We asked if they would take our summit photo and the conversation began. One of the hikers played the song by Logic thats about suicide prevention and there we all were (about 12 of us) on a mountain peak listiening to a song that seemed to resonate with all of us. It was so moving. A woman took a picture of my shirt so she could start her own team next year and introduce it to her school. The weather was absolutely perfect and the day couldn’t have been any better.” – Valerie Desmond