Each year, employees from Microsoft, REI and other area companies and foundations raise funds for Washington's National Parks by climbing Mount Rainier, Mount Shuksan or Mount Olympus. More than $100,000 was raised in 2016 by generous climbers from REI and Microsoft and from the community. Let's Climb for a Cause and raise even more this year!

From the 2017 REI team, Vicky Ho has recounted her adventure on this year's Mount Rainer summit attempt for Climb for a Cause. "Knowing when to turn around on a hike or climb is one of the best skills you can develop" she says of her journey in which four of eight climbers completed the summit attempt in weather conditions that were less than ideal for their journey. Read more here in this article published by Alaska Dispatch News.