2018 hike

Overview of 6 Peaks Lake Louise (6PLL) fundraising and awareness hike
Mountains to be hiked – Devil’s Thumb, Mount St. Piran, Mount Niblock, Mount Whyte, Fairview Mountain, Saddleback

Theme – Embracing Discomfort

Raising money for – 50/50 split between International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and Banff
Community High School (BCHS) extracurricular activities

Raising awareness for – to assist in reducing stigma and increasing awareness for bipolar disorder

Date – Wed Sep 12, 2018

Why are you raising money for the IBPF and BCHS extracurricular activities?
The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) is a progressive, low overhead organization that greatly supports anyone affected by bipolar disorder in a variety of ways. The IBPF supports people like me who’ve been diagnosed, family and friends of those diagnosed, as well as various traditional and non-traditional medical professionals. I personally have benefitted greatly from their multitude of free resources and webinars.

Extracurricular activities for students in high schools are becoming increasingly more expensive every year. Students now pay in some cases hundreds of dollars to participate in school-related activities that they’re passionate about including band/music, sports, and drama to name but a few. This fundraiser will give BCHS students a much desired BOOST to their extra-curricular activities fund.

How do I donate?
1. Via PayPal (preferred) to support@scottinsideout.com .
2. Via etransfer to support@scottinsideout.com (make security answer 6PLL) .
3. Cash in person to Tyler, Saki or Scott.
4. If you would really like a tax receipt for income tax purposes, donate online to the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and then please email Aubrey Good at the IBPF to ensure that your donation gets credited towards 6PLL. Her email address is agood@ibpf.org .

Are you doing this by yourself?
No. I’m grateful and fortunate to again have my friends Masaki (Saki) Yokota and Tyler Williams doing 6PLL with me. Their support of both me and these hikes have truly been incredible! There is a good chance that others will join us for part of the day to hike with us, take photos/videos of us, or simply to cheer us on.

About the 6 Peaks Lake Louise logo
First of all a HUGE thank you to Jim Kwan at Defending Awesome Shirts!! He created this fantastic logo for 6PLL from scratch. The three of us LOVE it! If you look closely you’ll see six items of various features embedded in the logo. How many can you spot?

Are you really hiking 6 peaks in one day?
Yes. I’m excited and nervous…pretty sure that I say the EXACT same thing every year about our fundraising and awareness hikes! We will hike up to Devils’ Thumb for sunrise. We’ll then descend to Lake Agnes before hiking up to the peak of Mount St. Piran. After that summit we will go down part of the way before traversing and then ascending Mount Niblock. From the top of Niblock we’ll go down to the ridge between Niblock and Mount Whyte before reaching the peak of Mount Whyte.  We’ll then go down to the main Lake Louise parking lot before hiking up Fairview. After summiting we’ll go partway down Fairview before ascending Saddleback. After getting to the top of Saddleback we’ll stumble down to the main parking lot at Lake Louise and be finished!

How does this compare to other years’ awareness and fundraising hikes?
This will be the most technically challenging, and will most likely be our longest in terms of total hiking time. It will also most likely be the longest in duration since we’ll leave Banff at 3:30am and be back home at about 11pm.

Why is the theme “Embracing Discomfort”?
6 Peaks Lake Louise will be a massive day, forcing those of us participating to push our physical and mental limits. I am certain that I will have discomfort while hiking up the last two peaks (Fairview and Saddleback)!! And I’m ready to embrace it.

Leaving our comfort zone is where our most transformational growth happens. Some people diagnosed with bipolar disorder focus purely on finding the best medication and neglect to do the deep work necessary to have peace, health and consistent mental stability in their life.

When I’ve embraced discomfort and come out the other side it has always been worth it.

What will the day look like?
We plan to start hiking from the main Lake Louise parking lot at 4:30am using headlamps. Our intention is to be at the summit of Devil’s Thumb above Lake Louise for sunrise. We’re estimating that we’ll have completed hiking the four peaks on the north side of Lake Louise (Devil’s Thumb, St. Piran, Niblock, Whyte) and be back in the Lake Louise parking lot at about 5pm. After a refuel/stretch break we’ll begin hiking up Fairview and Saddleback at around 5:30pm. We estimate that we’ll have hiked those two and be back in the parking lot by 10pm.

How can I get involved?
Donate
1. Via PayPal (preferred) to support@scottinsideout.com .
2. Via etransfer to support@scottinsideout.com (make security answer 6PLL)
3. Cash in person to Saki, Tyler or Scott
4. If you would really like a tax receipt for income tax purposes, donate online to the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and then please email Aubrey Good at the IBPF to ensure that your donation gets credited towards 6PLL. Her email address is agood@ibpf.org .

Buy a logo shirt – Jim at Defending Awesome Shirts has generously offered to sell shirts with the fantastic 6PLL logo on it. They cost $35, of which $20 will be donated to our fundraising efforts. Click here 6-Peaks-Lake-Louise-Poster-2018 for more details!

Share this event – we’d greatly appreciate you sharing this event with others via social media, email and/or word of mouth!

Hike part of the day with us – we’d love if you join us, especially for the last two peaks (Fairview/Saddleback) when a few of us will most likely really be feeling it! Keep in mind that we will be doing a steady pace.

Virtually support us on the day – I plan to do live videos multiple times that day. It would be great to have you follow us and virtually cheer us on!

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