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Osprey’s Shannon Hahn Climbing Against the Odds: Donate to The Breast Cancer Fund to Stop Cancer Before It Starts

May 15th, 2012

Durango native and Osprey’s own Shannon Hahn will celebrate the summer solstice by climbing California’s snow-covered, 14,179-foot Mount Shasta, the second highest volcano in the United States with a team of women from across the country to raise money for breast cancer prevention.

Shannon is one of 27 women chosen to be a part of Climb Against the Odds, an annual mountain expedition organized by the Breast Cancer Fund.

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Breast Cancer Fund: Climb Against the Odds

June 22nd, 2011

The Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds, an extraordinary mountain expedition and journey for breast cancer prevention, has finally arrived!

After months of training and fundraising, 34 women and men, survivors and those touched by the disease, are finally ready to challenge the 14,179-foot Mt. Shasta. One of our own, Rocky Mountain sales rep, Leta Sharpe is part of the team climbing this week. Please cheer her and the other members of the group on throughout the week!

Join the expedition June 19-25 on our blog, Inside Prevention.

Interested in joining next year’s climb? Contact the Breast Cancer Fund here.

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Breast Cancer Fund Mt. Shasta Training: Snowdon Peak

May 27th, 2010

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Osprey’s own Sarah Harper Burke will summit Mt. Shasta for The Breast Cancer Fund “Climb Against The Odds” . Please donate to Sarah’s climb today! Whether it be $5 or $50, every dollar will help in the fight to prevent breast cancer. Donate here.

I live in an instant gratification type of society. Online shopping, instant messaging and smart phones bring me a sense of having things right now. So when we arrived at the trailhead to Snowdon Peak, all I could think about was, “that’s really far away”. I wanted to be at the summit right now. I wanted to be learning all the information I came to acquire right now.

The Breast Cancer Fund “Climb Against The Odds” Mt. Shasta climb is three weeks away. In preparation for the climb I needed to learn basic mountaineering techniques such as how to glissade and use an ice axe and crampons. Graciously, the Southwest Adventure Guides of Durango donated a day of training to the cause. It was 6:30 am and my guide Bill Grasse and I were geared up and ready to go.

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BCF Mt. Shasta Training – Day One

April 26th, 2010

I’ve been doing little work-outs here and there but this last Sunday was my inaugural training hike for the Mt. Shasta climb.  With little backpacking experience and after a long winter, I am slowly working my way to being ready to ascend 5000 feet to Shasta’s 14,179 summit.

Three weeks ago I was given the opportunity by Osprey to be part of this year’s Breast Cancer Fund “Climb Against The Odds” expedition. Osprey is a long time supporter of this amazing program and this is the first year they’ve put an Osprey team member on the climb. Being one of the newest Osprey employees, it seemed like a great way to be involved. After saying yes to the chance to be a part of this, reality struck and I started to process what getting ready for a climb like this means.  There’s the fundraising aspect and then there’s getting in shape but more importantly, I needed to learn more about what this climb was really for. I needed to learn about breast cancer.

In the United States, a woman’s lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is an alarming 1 in 8, and no more than 1 in 10 women with breast cancer has a genetic history of the disease.  A growing body of scientific evidence points to toxic chemicals and radiation as factors contributing to the high rates of breast cancer.

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