Climbers in the News

Climbers in the News


Biotech journalist Luke Timmerman sets his sights on Mount Kilimanjaro and $1M for cancer research
GeekWire, December 12, 2018

'Gasping for air a lot': Seattle man recounts quest for Everest
KOMO News, June 2, 2018
Still wearing the smile he flashed on the summit of Mount Everest, Luke Timmerman recounts his amazing eight-week adventure.

A first for Fred Hutch on Mount Everest
KOMO News, June 1, 2018

Seattle man climbs world's highest mountain, raises money for cancer research
KIRO 7, June 1, 2018

Seattle journalist summits Everest to raise money for cancer research
KING 5 News, June 1, 2018

Seattle biotech journalist reaches summit of Mount Everest in bid to raise money for cancer research
GeekWire, May 22, 2018

Sea to summit to cure cancer
Crescenta Valley Weekly, April 19, 2018
In the early 1990s, Mike Leum was moved to register for bone marrow donation after hearing about a little boy who was in need.

Seattle journalist heads for Mt. Everest after raising $328,000 for cancer research
KOMO News, March 27, 2018
Veteran journalist Luke Timmerman departs for Kathmandu, Nepal to begin his quest for the summit of Mt. Everest.

Taking cancer research to the summit
PR Newswire, March 14, 2018
Veteran journalist Luke Timmerman hosts a series of summits to discuss recent advances in genetics, immunology and improved targeted therapies.

Seattle writer raising funds for cancer research trains for Everest climb in unique way
Q13 Fox, March 13, 2018
A local man training to climb Mount Everest has a workout that's a little more than your typical stairmaster routine.


Going for Mt. Everest
KOMO, October 26, 2017
Seattle biotech journalist puts passions together.

Luke Timmerman climbs Everest for Fred Hutch
Fred Hutch, October 13, 2017
Support the Seattle native on his quest to the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Seattle woman on personal mission to help cure cancer
KOMO, September 24, 2017
Jenna Voutsinas joined 60 other climbers in Climb to Fight Cancer's 20th year.

Avalanche danger turns back "Climb to Fight Cancer" climbers
KOMO, June 12, 2017
The weather and sky conditions certainly seemed perfect for climbing.


A Father and a son, a cause, and a mountain
Santa Clarita Valley Signal, September 4, 2016
A group of climbers ascends Washington's Mount Rainier in honor of a cancer survivor knowing they would be doing more than climbing the 14,410-foot-high mountain.

Taking steps to cure cancer
Fred Hutch News Service, August 25, 2016
Scaling mountains to fund research is just another way to rescue lives for this intrepid 'Climb to Fight Cancer' team.

Climbing through wind, rain and fog to honor cancer patients
KOMO, July 19, 2016
KOMO's Denise Whitaker and the Shuksan team reach the summit of Mt. Shuksan on the morning of July 17.

Santa Clarita Father, Son Team To Climb Mount Rainier In Effort To Fight Breast Cancer
KHTS AM 1220, April 18, 2016
A Santa Clarita father and son team is planning to climb Mount Rainier this summer in an effort to help raise funds for breast cancer research.

Slowing Down with Yoga
425Business, March 14, 2016
Fred Hutch Climb to Fight Cancer Event Manager Lisa Carlson finds yoga compliments her busy life as a mountain-climbing philanthropist.


It's Not Just About the Climb
Crescenta Valley Weekly, September 3, 2015
Profiles pediatrician Dr. John Rodarte and his Mt. Baker climb.

Sounders' Supporters Shield to be carried atop Mt. Rainier
KOMO News, August 13, 2015
Now one of the Sounders biggest supporters and current holder of the shield, Kevin Zelko, has a vision and a mission for it. 

Kevin Zelko's Climb of a Lifetime
Seattle Magazine
, August 2015
This notorious cancer survivor plans to climb Mt. Rainier with a 46-lb. MLS trophy in tow. 

'After chemo, a mountain is just another hill to climb'
KOMO News, July 20, 2015 
Profiles cancer survivor Lynn Lippert and her summit of Mt. Shuksan.

Climbing to Fight Cancer
Crescenta Valley Weekly, June 11, 2015
Profiles the Montrose Search and Rescue team and their upcoming Mt. Hood Climb to Fight Breast Cancer expedition.


No Mountain too tall for Freeland man's cancer quest
South Whidbey Record, June 27, 2014
Profiles Chris Kesler and his upcoming Mt. Rainier Climb to Fight Breast Cancer expedition.


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