Did you know that a new case of kidney cancer is diagnosed about every 1.5 minutes through out the world? That means in the time it takes you to look through this web page and read about the Climb 4 Kidney Cancer’s climb of Mt. Whitney, and read Lyle’ story, another persons life will forever be changed by the diagnosis of kidney cancer somewhere in the world? That means if we gathered together all these people diagnosed every few minutes, during every hour, during the entire year, we would have a city the size of New Orleans of patients diagnosed with kidney cancer. And that number keeps going up! So we can’t waste another minute (because that is another life affected by Kidney Cancer) and decided to attempt to climb the highest peak in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,500.
Abundant snowfall this year made for beautiful pictures, but also made the climb more interesting. We chose to ascend the Mountaineer’s route, which requires a mix of technical rock and ice climbing and to help get ready for the visit to the Alps this summer. Lyle, you are and inspiration and give us hope that even those with advanced kidney cancer can keep on living! Make a difference and donate today.