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Expedition Denali: Inspiring Diversity

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This June, nine mountaineers will attempt to become the first all-African-American expedition to summit Denali. Not only is this historic team unique in regards to the color of their skin, but their goal goes way beyond summiting North America’s highest peak.


For a long time, the outdoors (and conservation) has been dominated by white males. With minorities set to become the majority of U.S. citizens by 2040 (and only 21% of youth participating in outdoor activities), you don't have to be Nate Silver to see there's a dangerous trend that could have some pretty serious consequences for our wild places.


Less awareness and appreciation equals less advocacy.


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As a climber and a co-worker of the team behind a potential documentary of Expedition Denali (link below), I just wanted to get this out to the climbing community at large and get this on people's radars in general. There's a Kickstarter campaign going on to raise funds to help ensure the message continues to get out there after the climb is over.


"Mountaineering, and most other outdoor pursuits aren't spectator sports. Virtually no one will know or come to appreciate the success of this team without this documentary. If you haven't donated, please do. If you have, let's talk about this to anyone who will listen. Let's help inspire the next generation."


- Jared Steinman, Kickstarter Contributor


Take a moment to see what's been done, what's planned, and what the future for this project holds, and if you can help out, please consider backing the Kickstarter project, or sharing it with those who'd be interested.





Edited by setnei

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