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Peaks for Purpose

Mark Guido

Mark Guido

Join American mountaineer Mark Guido on an epic adventure as he climbs the world’s highest mountain peaks for charity.

Mark is a 28-year-old Waiter from the Greater Chicago Area. He has an ambitious goal of joining The Seven Summits Club, a select group of roughly 400 people worldwide who have climbed the highest mountain peaks on every continent. To date, Mark has successfully climbed three summits in Africa, South America, and Europe and has helped raise more than $10,000 for youth development around the world.

How does a Waiter from one of the flattest states in the U.S. become a high-altitude Mountaineer? Self-belief and commitment to a dream. Mark is just a regular guy allowing his adventurous spirit to play out. Three years ago, he traveled to Africa and decided to climb the highest mountain on the continent. This was Mark's first high-altitude mountaineering experience and he fell in love with the challenge. From then on, Mark has fully committed to pushing his physical and mental limits in some of the most dangerous environments.

For some, the thrill of the climb would be motivation enough, but when Mark stands on top of a mountain, it’s not about him. Mark's climbs invest in children’s futures and that’s what keeps him motivated. On his various climbs, Mark has realized that the children of the areas he has visited did not have the resources for a decent education. Mark is the son of a teacher, so he was instantly aware that if something could be done for these kids, it was his responsibility. Mark was quick to partner with different groups that support the local children and, in doing so, his project has helped the lives of many. Before each climb, Mark has local children sign a special flag unique to each location that he carries with him to the summit. This is what keeps Mark motivated. He is no longer climbing for himself, he is climbing with and for all these children to show them that anything is possible!

Join Mark next April as he climbs Mount Everest for SOS Children's Village Sanothimi, Nepal.

See you at the top!

Peaks for Purpose
https://peaksforpurpose.org/
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$10,815
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Best of luck my friend Finally got to check your site... Nice job