Denali Climb 2016

Denali Climb 2016

Denali Climb 2016
Denali on a rare, clear day

Aaron is training for a solo climb of Denali (Mt. McKinley) in spring 2016. His Denali Climb 2016 Expedition will be challenging and difficult. It requires major preparation.

Climbing North America’s tallest mountain is arduous at best, brutal at worst. 50% of people succeed in climbing Denali. Some even say Denali is tougher than Everest.

Training, weather, and accidents are the primary reasons why people fail to reach the summit. Even the best trained are sometimes turned back. The 20,322 foot peak is notorious for bad weather. It is common for expeditions to be tent bound for days at a time.

Mountaineering and What It Takes

Denali Climb 2016Aaron has already begun his training program for Denali Climb 2016. The tougher the training, the more prepared one will be for this mountain. Aaron is using a mountain hard-man training program to strengthen for this high peak. Climbing “The Great One” requires consistent exercise, workouts in bad weather, and some luck.

Normal climbing days on Denali are 8-12 hours. He will carry a 50 pound pack and tow another 100 pounds. The cold weather gear is similar to Antarctica, in addition to high altitude climbing equipment.

The last time Aaron was in Alaska was 2004. He will now return 12 years later to climb the mountain he saw from Denali National Park. If things go well, he could summit in as little as 14 days. If weather is challenging, the summit may take 21 days or more.

If Aaron is successful, he will become the first and only American to have solo skied to the South Pole and solo climbed Denali.

Sponsorship Opportunities (See sponsorship page here)

Denali Climb 2016
Alaska state flag

Aaron is seeking out partners for this Expedition as sponsors. Aaron will be happy to speak with you about a customized promotional opportunity and sponsorship package to suit your needs.

There are several sponsor levels available to you and your organization:

  • Individual $10-$250
  • Expedition Supporter $500
  • Silver Sponsor $1000
  • Gold Sponsor $2500
  • Denali Sponsor $7000

Denali Climb 2016

Become an an Expedition sponsor today for Denali Climb 2016!

Become part of history as Aaron attempts to be the first American to solo Denali and solo to the South Pole. If you wish to mail a check, please send it to: PO Box 1297, Jackson, WY 83001.

Sponsorship Benefit Information for Denali Climb 2016

Each sponsor level has its unique benefits to you and your organization. Contact Aaron for more information.

Individual $10-$500

  • Name displayed on the Expedition Website
  • Link to your website, social media page, etc.
  • Signed photograph from Aaron taken while climbing on Denali ($50+)

It takes many people to help someone climb a mountain. Every supporter, whatever size, helps. Be part of this historic Expedition!

Expedition Supporter $500

Expedition Supporters enjoy the following benefits:

  • Your name will be displayed as an Expedition Supporter on the Expedition Website
  • Link to your website, social media page, etc.
  • Company name will be displayed at speaking engagements
  • Signed photograph from Aaron taken while climbing on Denali

Silver Sponsor $1000

Silver Sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Small corporate name, logo, and link will be displayed as Silver Sponsor on Expedition Website
  • Corporate name sticker on piece of gear
  • Corporate logo (small) will be displayed at speaking engagements
  • Receive 1 satellite call from summit or high camp
  • Signed photographs (3) from Aaron taken while climbing on Denali

Gold Sponsor $2500

Gold Sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Large corporate name, logo, and link will be displayed as Gold Sponsor on Expedition Website
  • Corporate logo will be used in pictures and video during Expedition
  • Company logo (large) will be displayed at speaking engagements
  • Corporate logo patch worn on right arm (2″x2″)
  • Corporate logo patch on travel equipment and baggage (2″x2″)
  • Receive 2 satellite calls from summit and/or high camp
  • Signed photographs (5) from Aaron taken while climbing on Denali

Denali Sponsor $7000

Denali Sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Exclusive naming rights to the Expedition
  • The corporate logo and name will appear on the Expedition logo, sticker, and patch
  • Full speaking engagement at your company after the Expedition
  • Receives 3 satellite phone calls from Denali during the Expedition, including high camp and summit
  • Company logo (1/2 page) will be displayed at speaking engagements
  • Corporate logo will be used in pictures and video during Expedition
  • Corporate flag (24″x10″) will be displayed at camps & summit with photos and video
  • Multiple video clips will be provided with corporate name used in dialog describing Expedition
  • Corporate name displayed prominently in the Expedition documentary film
  • Corporate name and logo displayed at the opening of the Expedition documentary film
  • Corporate logo patch on travel equipment, baggage (4″x4″)
  • Premium logo on clothing on left chest, right knee, some clothing (4″x4″)
  • Corporate name used in all dispatches, press releases, and promotional material
  • Corporate logo silkscreen on tent (50% of sidewall area)
  • Corporate logo and link displayed at the top of the Expedition page
  • Signed photographs (10) from Aaron taken while climbing on Denali

We’re proud to list Aaron’s Denali Supporters

Expedition Supporter

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Individual Supporters


 

Note: This expedition is being used as a training bed for a more audacious winter climb of Denali in the future. Stay tuned…