ADDED: Legendary mountaineer Jim Whittaker will be joining in.
Join us at West 5 Lounge and Restaurant in West Seattle on July 16th (6-9 pm) for a charity happy hour and raffle benefiting the Mount Rainier search and rescue program! Last summer a team of Mount Rainier climbing rangers rescued a group of five friends who were also REI co-workers’ during a blizzard, likely saving our lives. This year we are going back to climb the mountain in order to raise money to show our gratitude for the heroic feat they performed.
West 5 is graciously hosting a fundraising happy hour and donating a percentage of their proceeds to the team, including 100% of all Rainier beer sales. All you have to do is show up and drink beer to help the rangers out!
We will also be raffling off some incredible gear donated by REI, Marmot, Smith Optics, Oakley, Gregory, Goal Zero, and The North Face, among others – including a bike!
The event is open to everyone, and we would LOVE to see each of you there! Come say hi and have a beer.
If you can’t make it and are interested in supporting the rangers please visit our team fundraising page: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/rei-mountrainier-climbers-2014/rei-mt-rainier-climb-august-2014
100% of funds raised will be donated via the Washington National Park Fund to support Mt. Rainier search and rescue needs (e.g., communications equipment).