2015 CHOEF Mt Rainier Climb


Dates: Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2015

Where: Mount Rainier, Washington

Climber Registration Fee: $400 (refundable until March 1, 2015)

Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500 (includes the $400 registration fee)

How to Register: Contact us to reserve your spot!


We have space for 9 intrepid mountaineers on this 3-day climb of Mount Rainier, the most prominent peak in North America and the most heavily glaciated mountain in the lower 48 United States. You will work as a team as you gain 9,000 feet of elevation to attempt the summit at 14,411 feet, learning technical skills such as how to use an ice axe and crampons in the process. No experience is necessary; all you need is the desire and determination to meet the challenge of the summit while supporting a great cause!

You'll be supported every step of the way by our dedicated team of volunteers and professional guides. We will share our expertise in fundraising and physical conditioning, and assist you with gearing up for your climb adventure.


Come to an informational meeting about the climb to learn more!

WHEN:      Monday, January 12th, 2015 from 7 - 8 pm

WHERE:    2152 East Shelby Street, Seattle, WA 98112

WHAT:      An overview of the 2015 Mt Rainier Climb, including who it supports and details about the climb itself


RSVP's are appreciated but not required. To RSVP for the informational meeting, get more details, or sign up for the climb, please use our Contact Form or email Nancy Hooyman at hooymannj@gmail.com.


All dollar amounts are in USD. Proceeds from the 2015 Chris Hooyman Memorial Climb will benefit youth outdoor education and leadership programs through the Chris Hooyman Outdoor Education Fund and the Seattle YMCA GOLD and BOLD Programs.


The Chris Hooyman Mount Rainier Climb Core Support Team:

  • Nancy Hooyman, mom
  • Brenda Walsh, CHOEF guide and volunteer
  • Mona Ching, CHOEF climber and volunteer
  • Laura Bachman, Board member, Metrocenter Y
  • Courtney Aber, BOLD & GOLD Director, Metrocenter Y