Climbing for a Cure

Posted February 19, 2010

We first introduced you to Alan Arnette back in 2007 when he embarked upon an adventure he called “The Road Back to Mount Everest: Memories are Everything.” He spent the yearlong journey climbing 5 of the world’s highest mountains to raise money for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund — and we couldn’t be more thankful!

But Alan isn’t done yet and this time his sights are set on an even bigger goal — climbing the world’s biggest mountains to raise $1 million for Alzheimer’s research!

“The Seven Summits” is no small feat, but Alan is ready for the challenge. An experienced climber, Alan says this mission isn’t just about climbing, it’s about trying to find a cure for the disease that took the lives of his mother and 2 aunts — and 100% of every dollar Alan raises will go directly to the research that will eventually cure this devastating disease!

So what exactly lies ahead for Alan? He will climb Mount Kilimanjaro (19,563 feet) this summer and then on to:

  • Denali, 20,320 feet, in Alaska
  • Elbrus, 18,481 feet, in Russia
  • Everest, 29,035 feet, in Nepal
  • Aconcagua, 22,841 feet, in Argentina
  • Vinson, 16,850 feet, in Antarctica
  • Mount Kosciuszko, 7,310 feet, and Carstensz Pyramid, 16,023 feet, on Irian Jaya, in Australia/Oceania

If you want to learn more about Alan and his quest to raise $1 million for Alzheimer’s research, visit him at or check out the Loveland Reporter Herald’s recent piece on Alan!