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The first annual Associates Group "Climbing for a Cause" to support Family Tree was a tremendous success. AGC's climb team arrived in Washington state to be greeted by heavy rain on the bottom of Mount Rainier and snow and heavy winds on the top. The weather cleared on the day of the climb and the team took that as a sign that they were in the right place at the right time for the right cause. Carrying 50lb packs, the team assaulted the most difficult climb in the lower 48 states. The final, successful summit push started at midnight with head lamps, crampons and rope teams. "The more difficult the climb became, the more you focused on Family Tree and reason we were doing this" Bob Guerra shared. A well-deserved buffer day in the hot tub was enjoyed before heading back to Denver.

Next stop, Kilimanjaro.

Mount Rainier - August 22 & 23, 2008