Boys & Girls Clubs Welcomes Ty Hardt Home From Everest Summit, Celebrates $29,035 for Club Programs
Anchorage – Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska, together with family, friends and Arctic Slope Regional
Corporation (ASRC) employees, will welcome home Ty Hardt today at the Ted Stevens Anchorage
International Airport. Hardt, who summited Mount Everest on May 20, 2013 at 4:00 a.m, dedicated
the expedition to raising funds and awareness for Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska. Hardt’s two-month
expedition, entitled Going to Extremes, raised $29,035; that is $1 for every vertical foot of the
world’s tallest mountain.
Hardt lands at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport today, May 30th, at 6:17 p.m.
on Alaska Airlines Flight 101. Media is welcome to participate in the homecoming.
Alana Humphrey, Chief Professional Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska, remarked, “The Boys &
Girls Club family is delighted to celebrate Ty’s successful summit and safe arrival home. The
stories and photos he will share will fascinate our young members, and the funds will enrich our
programs – it’s been fun to be a part of such a big adventure.”
From the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Hardt commented, “It’s been an amazing experience and
it’s one I was happy to share with my family, ASRC co-workers and Boys & Girls Club friends.
Clubs are doing great work motivating kids to stay active and dream big – that’s essential to kids
after school hours and summer breaks. I want to hear their summit stories someday.”
Hardt has scaled some of the tallest peaks across the globe including Mount Aconcagua (22,837’),
three climbs of Denali’s West Buttress (20,320’), Kilimanjaro (19,341’), two trips on Mount Bona
(26,421’), and three climbs of Mount Rainier (14,411’), and various ice routes around Alaska. He is
a former television news director and anchorman, and is currently director of communications for
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation. Ty and his wife, Noelle, have two children.
You can learn more about the expedition, sponsors and see photos of the expedition at the Going
to Extremes website: www.g2extremes.com. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs –
Alaska, go to: http://www.bgcalaska.org.