My Uncle

“This event allowed me to combine my love of hiking with a meaningful way to make a difference and raise money for such an important cause… It was a moving experience for me on a personal level because I did the hike in memory of my uncle. We also made it a family event which […]

My Brother

“Amazing. I love to hike but hiking for a cause was even more fulfilling. I lost my brother to suicide and I felt like he was with me at each peak. It was very emotional but uplifting as well. Thanks for organizing this wonderful event. “– Valerie Desmond

My Son Jason

“Throughout the climb,  I felt very close to my son Jason, whom I lost to suicide in 2007.  I had some difficulty with the climb,  but felt he was there with me, encouraging me along.  When I reached the summit it was a feeling of total exhilaration. I will never forget it… You’ll not regret […]

Proud to be a Part

“The people who approach me when wearing 46Climbs apparel and want to know more information is great. I take pride in telling them about the event and the participation that CUOC had.”– Adam Haskin


“46Climbs is a great way to connect with others and do something I love for a good cause. It’s such a unique fundraiser, and the cause gets many people out hiking that otherwise wouldn’t be.” -Meghan Voorhees


“I organized the Clarkson University Outing Club team and set the team goals of collectively summiting the ADK 46ers and raising $4600. I personally raised about $200 and summited 8 peaks throughout the week. It was an inspiring experience and I am excited to participate for years to come.”– David Desmond