Our Most Important Fundraiser
Hello Postees, friends, and family-
The long awaited Climbathon is just a few weeks away! The Climbathon is the Post’s biggest fundraiser and with two chapters this year, the goal is set high. As you might know, annual dues pay for only about a third of the cost of running the Post. We are very dependent on our other fundraising efforts to make the organization and its 70+ trips and 30 events run safely and smoothly each year.
The Climbathon is very similar to a jogathon or run for the arts, although in this case students will be sponsored to climb walls at the Portland Rock Gym. Postees will ask their friends and family for pledges, either flat rate or per climb, and on Sunday, February 24, from 6pm to 9pm, all students will climb as many routes as possible in the time allotted. It is a very fun and lively event for the whole community to come and give back to the Post.
All the money raised will go directly toward lowering the cost of trips, buying accident insurance, training new advisers, liability insurance and gear for students to use. In order to raise all of this money, we are asking each student to raise at least $100- last year’s record of $760 is waiting to be broken! This event is essential in making our organization run, and any and all contributions are greatly appreciated by every Post advisor and student. Even if you have not been asked to sponsor a climber, we encourage you to donate in honor of the event.
(And remember that all donations are tax deductible!)
Every year, the Post ventures into the Canadian wilderness and sets up base camp somewhere in the Purcell Mountains – a range above Idaho in the province of British Columbia. Often times there are two separate sets of dates offered that are held back-to-back. This year, both trips were held during the same week in different locations. It was a grand time with multiple first ascents, exciting weather (a lightning storm) and many other bonding experiences. Click here to read more about one group's experience.
The Post recently embarked on a climb up Mt. St. Helens, and we had an amazing time. As the first climb of the summer, we are happy to announce that everyone in the group summited and had a great time! An added bonus was one of the longest glissades of all time; all the way to tree line, our group sped down the mountain, always with an ear to ear smile, making the trip down just as great as the trip up. Make this a reminder to get stoked about your climbs!
We explored the classic Cooper Spur route up and over Mt. Hood in this unique route that took us from the north side and up Cooper Spur, over the summit and down the South side. We camped above Tilly Jane on Friday night, climbed the mountain early on Saturday morning, and then descended from the summit via the more moderate Crater Rock and Palmer Snow Field in time to join up with the other Postees doing Snow School at Timberline!
The beauty of Pinnacles National Park explains why the Post has visited it so many times. We experienced the wonderful California weather, the spectacular scenery and the great crags. Students new to rock climbing got to learn the basics of belaying, climbing and gear, while the more experienced were able to lead climb and try a few multi-pitch climbs.
The Post has joined with a number of local organizations that work with underserved youth in the Portland metropolitan area to provide meaningful outdoor education and adventure experiences for teenagers. These activities and trips include day hikes, challenge activities, rock climbs, backpack trips and even mountain climbs.
Explore Our Gallery
Take a peek at our gallery to get a taste of what experiences the Post can offer you. Browse mountaineering, hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing trips.
Post 58 provides teenagers in the Portland area with challenging outdoor experiences that provide opportunities for personal growth, connection with the nature and a way to interact with their peers away from the stress of school and digital distractions. The organization is largely student led and focuses on development of leadership, resilience, compassion and group living skills.
No other organization is doing this type of work for teens in the Portland area. The Post needs your help to continue its efforts. The Post runs all of its 100 + activities at very low cost to the students: essentially the cost of car mileage and permits. We rely on our supporters to help with the cost of liability insurance, office overhead, gear maintenance and acquisition, training for the adult advisors, and accident insurance
Come to a Meeting!
The Post is a community-wide organization with members from 24 schools in the Portland area. We meet once per month on the second and third Monday of each month. Please come and check us out! We always have visitors at each meeting. Our meeting space is at Lincoln High School, 1600 SW Salmon St. in Room 169 (click the map to see exact location). We meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (except in the summer when we meet outdoors).
Are you interested in joining Post 58?
Post 58 is currently full to capacity. To join the waitlist please email Marcell and request to be added to the waitist.