Woman Climbs 58 Mountain Peaks in Colorado to Raise Money for COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

Bettina Dizon
Aug 31, 2020
03:30 P.M.
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Britt Woodrum is raising awareness and funds for ShelterBox’s coronavirus aid by climbing Colorado’s mountain peaks within weeks.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, many have stepped forward to help those affected, even in the smallest way.

Britt Woodrum recently took the initiative to help raise money for ShelterBox’s coronavirus emergency relief funds by incorporating her favorite activity.

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CLIMBING 58 PEAKS

Woodrum, a nature lover, took on the challenge of climbing Colorado’s 58 Frontiers, some of the highest peaks in the state. She shared:

“I was thinking there had to be something I can do to raise awareness and make a big, positive impact with the least amount of negative impact.”

Woodrum added that her initiative is also a symbolic way of showing her conquering mountains for a better tomorrow.

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RELIEF FUNDS

The money Woodrum collected will go to the pandemic relief fund for people around the world who are struggling to survive.

Grylls recently announced that he would be the host of the show “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji.”

The humanitarian is an ambassador for Shelterbox and carries the iconic green box behind her while completing the different hikes.

A Chinese health worker checks the temperature of a local amid the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival on January 25, 2020 in Beijing, China. | Source: Getty Images

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MAKESHIFT HIKE

Hiking became a well-loved sport and adventurous activity in recent years, with several mountaineers planning for their next challenging climb.

Rob Ferguson, a London native, was among those who planned to climb Mount Everest this year. However, his destination hike was postponed due to the virus outbreak.

Instead, Ferguson became creative and climbed his stairs over 6,000 times, paramount to the highest mountain height on earth. His makeshift hike took 24 hours and 30 minutes to complete.

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CLIMBING MOUNTAINS

Apart from feeling a sense of fulfillment, Ferguson wanted to promote social distancing through others. Like him, adventure seeker Bear Grylls is also a mountaineer who had climbed Mount Everest.

He was able to complete the summit at the age of 23, making him one of the youngest men to do so. Grylls recently announced that he would be the host of the show “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji.”

Bear Grylls in the middle of filming his series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" in 2016. I Image: Getty Images.

The online show will feature 66 teams from 30 locations and have a race for 11 days to win the broadcasted game.

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