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Mt. Elbert Climb for Conservation Team

2017 Climbs

Featured Mountain Guide Madison Mountaineering 

On each climb, participants will learn about environmental and conservation issues. Participants are also asked to fundraise for the designated wildlife conservation cause.  All trips for 2017 include both men and women.


June 11-17, 2017 

(BOOKED FULL, 15 hikers)

Join us as we trek the sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru and learn about the Andean ecosystem and the Andean Bear – the last remaining bear species in South America.

Team Captains:  Ginna Kelly & Jessie Halter



#2  MT. RAINIER, Washington

August 7-10, 2017

(BOOKED FULL, 9 climbers)

Trip operated under a Commercial Non-Pro­fit Special Use Permit (SUP) issued by Mount Rainier National Park.

Climb the highest peak in the state of Washington to raise awareness and funds for the Western Bumble Bee, a species at risk of extinction. Join us on this iconic climb of Mt. Rainier to learn more about the Western Bumble Bee and raise awareness and funds for the Xerces Society.

Team Captain:  Ginna Kelly



#3 MT. KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, Africa

August 19 – 27, 2017 

Safari August 27-30, 2017

(OPEN – 5 Spots Available.)  

Take on a challenge of a lifetime and join us as we hike up Africa’s tallest peak to 19,341 feet! Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for critically endangered African Black Rhinos. Before our climb to the “Roof of Africa,” we will visit the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary, donate funds we have raised, and learn firsthand about what the sanctuary is doing to preserve the rhinos and educate local school children.

Team Captain: Ginna Kelly



#4  MONT BLANC CIRCUIT TREK, France, Italy, Switzerland

  • September 9-16, 2017

(OPEN – 10 Spots available.) 

Join us on one of the most beautiful hiking circuits in Europe as we journey through the Alps!  This is an annual fundraising climb to support Climb for Conservation and the operation of our non-profit.  You’ll not only enjoy stunning scenery and charming inns, but great food and wine as well.

Team Captain:  Ginna Kelly




Visit to Chitwan National Park 

October 11-30, 2017

(OPEN – Spots available.) 

Join us as we trek through the majestic Khumbu Valley to Mt. Everest base camp with the mission of raising awareness and funds for the endangered Greater One-Horned Rhino and the Bengal Tiger. Both species are found in Nepal and poaching continues to put these species at risk.

Team Captains: Jessie Halter & April Kelly


Please contact Ginna at for information, price, and to sign-up for any climb!


Climb Leaders

Ginna Kelly


Kaitlyn "Kait" Schappert


facebook_1470426174131-1 Jessie 

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