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Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Celebrates Ty Hardt’s Successful Summit of Mount Everest

Expedition is Ty’s “Extreme” effort to raise money for Barrow Clubhouse,
as well as Clubs Statewide
Ty Hardt, the Director of Communications for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation,
began his ascent up Mount Everest on April 30, 2103. He and his climbing team
summited Mount Everest (29,035 feet) shortly after sunrise Monday, May 20, and
his team is now leaving base camp for a 3-day trek out to Kathmandu.
Earlier this year, Ty traveled to Barrow for the Kivgiq celebration and was able to
see the facility first-hand. “There is certainly a need for facilities like this on the
North Slope,” said Ty. “A local Club gives the kids a safe, healthy option for afterschool
activities – something that is especially important this time of year.”
Clubhouse Manager Selina Booth agrees, remembering a time when local teens
would wander the streets of Barrow looking for something to do – even in
temperatures dipping to 40-below or colder. Now, they have a positive place to
meet after school – but it’s hard to tell who gets more out of it. “I just love the
kids, and I feel blessed to be there. To me, this isn’t like going to work – it’s fun.”
In March, Ty did a slideshow presentation and displayed his climbing gear for
Anchorage Boys & Girls Club Members. Members and Staff in Barrow and
Anchorage have been eagerly following his adventure via updates on the Going
to Extremes Facebook page and his website.
Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska CEO Alana Humphrey states, “We are thrilled that
Ty has summited Mount Everest safely, and grateful for the funds and awareness
raised to support Boys & Girls Club programming in Alaska. We look forward to
celebrating with him in our Clubhouses when he returns home.”
The expedition is called Going to Extremes. You can find more information
regarding the climb and the fundraising effort at www.g2extremes.com. Funds
raised will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Barrow and other clubhouses throughout
Alaska. Donations of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible.

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