PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW FREIRICH

Fundraising “Climb for a Cure” for cancer research

Andrew has been an athlete all his life, and tries to be in and around nature as much as possible.

 In 2009, after nine months of training, Andrew took on Mt Rainier. But he didn’t just set out to climb a mountain. He wanted to use the opportunity to do more, and partnered with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to raise money and awareness.

Every challenge Andrew faced on the mountain was nothing compared to the those that the courageous children at St. Jude’s face every day. Their courage inspired him to keep moving and to climb to new heights… while helping to find a cure for cancer. “Climb for a Cure” raised $10,000 for St. Jude’s Hospital.

One of the U.S. jewels. A monster of a mountain, that pulls you in and tests your mind, body and spirit to reach her summit. Along the way, the journey is the most memorable part. What it took to get you there, and each step along the way. You get to go deep inside and work through things in your life while navigating your way up the mountain.

  • Photo op, for a magazine cover.
  • Official Base Camp Clock, Mt. Rainier
  • Making our way up the mountain in 95 degree blistering heat. We all were desperately trying to stay hydrated as we ascended the mountain. It turned out that it was record heat for the mountain.
  • Making our way to the foot of the mountain to begin our climb
  • Climb For A Cure Poster. I was so proud to have "Climbed for a Cure". I raised $10,000 for St. Judes Children's Research Hospital!
  • Getting ready for a big Push with my climbing buddy Stefan
  • Mt Rainier off in the distance from 30,000 feet. In a few days we would be attempting to conquer the mountain
  • Show casing the "Climb for a Cure" banner high up on Mt. Rainier
  • Mt Rainier Base Camp at the foot of the mountain
  • St. Judes Children's Hospital patient in remission supporting our "Climb for a Cure" expedition
  • A photo of Mt. Rainier as we entered Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Video Intro 2
  • Training
  • Andrew Freirich of Fit Global on Mt Rainier
    Mt Rainier
  • Climb for Cure
  • Night in Seattle
  • Climb For a Cure
  • Mt. Rainier Seattle
  • 89_ClimbForCure_SummitImage-Sunglasses
  • Andrew Freirich on Mt Rainier
    Push for the summit