Attempting to summit all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000 foot peaks comes with its own rewards. Along the way you visit little-known sections of the White Mountains, you get to experience remote wilderness and the exhilaration of climbing a mountain, and you can take in some of the most spectacular views in the North East.
However, 27 year old Tim Evans has another reward in mind. Giving back to an organization that has helped his family.
Tim is climbing the White Mountain 4,000 footers in an attempt to raise money for The ARC of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that provides services and support to individuals, and to the families of individuals, with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Not many people have heard of it,” Evans said. “I was motivated to make a difference, because I agree with Arc’s core values — everyone has a right to live, learn, work and play in communities of their choosing.”
Here is a video report from WPRI.com
Since that report Tim has made more progress. He has now climbed 16 of the 48 mountains (full list here) and has raised more than $1,800 on Facebook alone. He plans on finishing sometime in 2011.
For more information and to follow Tim on his adventures, or to donate to his efforts, visit his site here: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/319221