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Climb Against the Odds

BCPP’s annual mountaineering expedition, Climb Against the Odds, welcomes novice and expert climbers to summit Mt. Shasta’s 14,179 ft. peak as a collective effort to prevent breast cancer and a personal challenge to beat the disease. Save the date for Climb 2024, June 10-14th. Read the Climb 2023 Blog

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Past Climbs

  • 24 Climb Against the Odds, ascending over 300,000 vertical feet
  • 20 Mt. Shasta climbs since 2003
  • Over 958 climbers
  • Over $9 million raised for breast cancer prevention
  • 2023 | 20222021 | 2020

All are welcome

The route is a three-day climb of Mt. Shasta, guided by Shasta Mountain Guides. We are asked often if mountaineering experience is necessary to join the Climb Against the Odds team. Our answer is NO way! Novice and advanced hikers, trekkers and climbers are all encouraged to apply. We support each climber’s journey to reach their personal goal. Bear in mind the physical challenge is significant and requires training that we will guide your through.

Health & Safety

BCPP is steadfast in our commitment to health. We will be tracking all federal, state, and public health guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. If it is unsafe or not recommended that we gather for the event, we will postpone.


The key to your success on the mountain will be your commitment to significant aerobic, strength, and flexibility training. We provide you with a 16-week training plan and online training materials. The first day of your climb includes snow school, a one-day beginners’ mountaineering course where you will learn and practice the use of your ice axe and crampons, extensive self-arrest techniques, and how to climb while roped together in small teams.


Climbing is great, but making an impact is even better! Team members will raise at least $6,000 in donations for BCPP, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We provide support for all your fundraising efforts with tools, tactics, and education to get you going and help you reach your goal. With effort and determination, almost all of our climbers surpass their fundraising goals. Love goodies? We do too. With the help of our sponsors, you’ll be gifted outdoor gear that you get to keep! 


Day 1

Travel to Mt. Shasta. Pick up climb rental gear at Fifth Season. Check in to accommodations. Welcome dinner at 5pm.

Day 2

Meet at Shasta Guides for gear check. Head to trail head to begin hike to base camp. Snow school on the mountain at base camp.

Day 3

Summit attempt. Alpine start (1-2am) breakfast and departure for summit attempt. 12-16 hours round trip. Back to base camp by evening to celebrate!

Day 4

Break camp and hike back to the trailhead to be welcomed by family, friends and BCPP staff. Evening community celebration dinner.

Day 5

Breakfast, climber debrief and check out.

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