6 Peaks in 6 Days

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May 31st, 2011


OTTAWA – A group of Ottawa hikers will soon be climbing six local peaks in six days to raise funds and awareness for their fall charity trek in Nepal.


“It’s an example of thinking globally, climbing locally,” says Anda Bruinsma, an Ottawa resident and one of the chief organizers of the six-peaks event. 



Tuesday, July 19th -18:00-21:00 

Mont Cascades

Wednesday, July 20th - 18:00-21:00


Camp Fortune

Thursday, July 21st - 18:00-21:00




Friday, July 22nd - 18:00-21:00



Saturday, July 23rd – 9:00-12:00



Mont Ste. Marie

Sunday, July 24th – 9:00-15:00



All are invited to join in the challenge with Ms. Bruinsma and her fellow trekkers. Participants on the Everest Base Camp trek, each commit to raising $1,500 in pledges. Donations towards the team’s fundraising goal of $15,000, will be gratefully accepted at Global Family Village (indicate you are donating towards the Oct Trek on the PayPal confirmation page) or make a donation at the hill events by signing a pledge form. Ms. Bruinsma adds that there are still a couple of spots open on the October trek for like minded enthusiasts.


The six-peaks climb is (in a way) a step towards Everest.  If you climb all six Ottawa hills twice, amazingly, you will have hiked a vertical distance of 2,480 meters— exactly the same distance that the Nepal trekkers will cover when they climb from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp!



Anda Bruinsma: (613) 833-1732; anda_bruinsma57@yahoo.ca. 

Arlene Gregoire; arlene_gregoire592@rogers.com

Check out the Trek blog:  http://gfvtrek2011.over-blog.com.

Jamieson Findlay (media relations): (613) 234-9171; jfindlayesq@yahoo.ca

Global Family Village’s website:  http://globalfamilyvillage.org

Comment on this post

Barbara Cook 07/11/2011 21:29

Hi Anda...this blog looks great! The team Nepal photo was wonderful and I can't wait to meet everyone in Kathmandu! Keep up the training as that will certainly make the journey a treat rather than
a task! There is no place on earth more beautiful I think than the journey to Everest and filled with memories for a lifetime. Tell all the team warm regards from me too and many, many thanks for
pairing up with GFV!...Barbara

Everest Trek for Charity - 2011.over-blog.com 07/11/2011 23:36

Hi Barbara

Thanks for your encouragement and support. We the 2011 Everest Trek Team are challenged by the physical endurance required and motivated by the good this trek will do for the children of Global
Family Village. We all look forward to seeing you in KMD in October.