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Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Been_Jammin » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:10 pm

Mike Posner plans to climb Mount Everest for charity. His gofundme has already raise over $200K. He lists his coach as Dr. Jon Kedrowski.


https://www.gofundme.com/f/everest
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Trotter » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:56 pm

do the funds go towards his $60,000 personal cost to climb everest?

I hope not
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by cottonmountaineering » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:58 pm

people are still able to fundraise money to climb everest?
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by hellmanm » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:08 pm

They ought to fundraise to clean up all the trash. Maybe Dr. Jon could take a picture cleaning it up, then leave the trash there and give a speech about it later.
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by XterraRob » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:51 pm

Can someone explain the game of "Fund Raising" in regards to funding climbs?
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by cottonmountaineering » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:01 pm

XterraRob wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:51 pm
Can someone explain the game of "Fund Raising" in regards to funding climbs?
from talking to people who do that - one option is that they do motivational speaking, create a business and do some tax stuff to write off mountaineering trips as a business expense, then do speeches at large corporations

another type is they are the first person of "X" quality (first person named billy bob jr to climb everest!) and are able to fund raise from the billy bob association of billy bobs

another type is just rich to begin with

this only really works for everest trips as any of the other 8000ers dont have name recognition
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by AnnaG22 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 pm

This gives me such mixed feelings. On the one hand, Mike Posner seems like a pretty cool dude, and the fundraiser is clearly done with good intent. On the other hand, well...JK.
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by justiner » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:13 am

All I know is if I asked you to donate to a non profit, CO based org whilst I'm doing some ridiculous challenge, some of y'all would have my back. :horns:
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by druid2112 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:59 am

I can't believe anyone still donates to GoFundMe campaigns at all anymore, given the numerous, well documented, high profile, fraudulent and quasi-fraudulent BS that seems to follow any story with "GoFundMe" involved...
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by timisimaginary » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:05 am

Trotter wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:56 pm
do the funds go towards his $60,000 personal cost to climb everest?

I hope not
do the funds go towards Dr. Jon Kedrowski's "training" fee?

I hope not


seems like a good cause, but nowhere on the page does he actually say how much of the money being raised actually goes to the organization. i would hope 100%. if any portion of that money is being used to fund his travel or climbing expenses, then he's really just asking people to pay for his dream trip, and giving away the surplus. so i think that part needs to be clarified.

in the meantime, i'll donate this free tip for him: find a better coach
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by I Man » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:10 am

My best friend is in Nepal now to attempt Makalu. He had an unfortunate run in at a group dinner in Katmandu with a "pompous climber from Colorado who made it known immediately that he had a PhD."

Sounds like after he left, the conversation shifted to why no one respects the "Dr" back home
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by benmangelsdorf » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:25 pm

I wasn't around for any of the original threads about Dr. Jon so I'm excited to see where this goes :lol:
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