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Big City Mountaineers Spotlight

March 20, 2014   |   Non-profit, Partnerships   |   0 Comments

Every month, JanSport Unzipped highlights a story from one of our favorite organizations Big City Mountaineers (BCM), who transforms the lives of under-served urban youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills.


Thirteen year-old Sierra lives in an area where gangs, dropping out of high school and crime are the norm for students her age.

This summer, Sierra pushed past these distractions and changed her life.

“Our BCM trip ended up being pretty amazing. I learned to persevere and that I can accomplish difficult things when I put my [...] Read More >

Buy a pack and lend a hand to BCM

December 6, 2012   |   Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

We’ve partnered up with our friends at the Clymb to bring you a one day only sale to benefit Big City Mountaineers. The sale is chock full of great outdoor backpacking and day packs from our Cloudripper series at some great closeout prices, and a portion of every sale goes directly to benefit BCM programming.

If you’re not a member of the Clymb yet, it’s really easy. Just enter your email address and you’ll have access to killer deals [...] Read More >

Climb a mountain and support a good cause

November 21, 2012   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

There are still openings for Big City Mountaineers’ 2013 Summit For Someone climbing season. Summit For Someone give you the opportunity to take on the challenge of a major climb guided by world class guides, and your financial investment goes directly to supporting Big City Mountaineers’ mission of bringing at-risk urban youth into the outdoors.

With 19 different climbs to choose from, there’s something for everybody from experienced alpinists to novices looking to bag their first peak. Destinations include domestic locations like Mt. [...] Read More >

Climb a mountain and help change a life

October 10, 2012   |   Events, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Have you ever thought about climbing a mountain? Now’s your chance to do it, and help someone else out along the way.

Big City Mountaineers has just announced the dates and locations of their 2013 Summit For Someone climbs!

Here’s how it works: you pledge to raise a pre-determined amount of money to benefit Big City Mountaineers. If you meet that pledge, you are given the opportunity to participate in one of 19 incredible climbing experiences guided by world-class guides and you’ll [...] Read More >