ANNOUNCING: 1MT MEXICO CLIMB
On November 24, 2017 Curtis and Susan Vanden Bos will embark on an expedition to Mexico to attempt to climb two volcanoes—Izta (17,343 feet) and Orizaba (18,850 feet). Like many people utilize their hobbies or passions to raise money for clean water, orphanages, and other injustices around the world, Curtis and Susan will be using this as a catalyst to raise awareness for women and children in Syria. Both Itza and Orizaba are glaciated mountains and offer a great arena to exercise Curtis' and Susan's love of mountaineering.
Curtis and Susan Vanden Bos spend much of their year in the wilderness of northern Michigan at Camp Paradise, the summer camp where they both work that serves families through father-child camps. At Camp Paradise, they have the opportunity to share their passion for the natural world with kids, students, and adults alike. When they’re not working, they live this love out through their climbing.
As the refugee crisis in the Middle East has grown worse, their hearts have been turned toward finding a way to do what they can to help—in particular, help the most vulnerable: women and children. Curtis and Susan wrestled with two of their passions: climbing and refugees. When they heard about the Mount Kilimanjaro climb for One Million Thumbprints two years ago, they realized that’s something they could do too.
Follow Curtis and Susan during their climb on Facebook (susanvandenbos and curtisvandenbos), Twitter (@susanvandenbos and @curtisvandenbos) or Instagram (@susanvandenbos and @curtisvandenbos).