Project 365 in Joshua Tree…again…20,935 feet (so far) check out www.livingvertical.org to see why we are going climbing for a year with no rest days…
Here is a little bit of what we saw and did along the way. I have a TON of editing to do, but these ones are fit for your consumption!
After 35 days of climbing with no rest days (and 330 days to go before we get one) we have been revisiting what we will need to make it through this project and document it.
Latest video update from our filming in Las Vegas as we have been climbing for 34 days consecutively so far and shooting footage for the documentary we will be making about this undertaking. Project 365 will have us going strong for a total of 365 days without a rest day, to demonstrate that type 1 diabetes can be beaten even if it can’t be cured. Check out our blog for the details at www.livingvertical.org!
We are very thankful for everyone who has shown their support for what we are doing and it has been overwhelming. As we head into the last few days of our funding campaign, I want everyone to know what we are doing and WHY.
We can climb every single day for a year by ourselves, with very little funding. That is the easy part. Making this project something bigger and more meaningful than my adventure, that will reach more people and change lives, requires YOUR involvement.
Whatever money we have raised will have to suffice for a year of living on the road, nursing along an old car, securing insulin and test strips, filming, editing, blogging, and climbing every single day. Once the campaign ends, we will be closing that chapter to spend longer stretches on the road and less time trying to get the money and gear we need to really make this project hit home.
In short, we need help. Doing all of this with only two people is a prohibitively massive task, so we can’t keep trying to raise money and gear while attending to everything else we have to do.
We need to reach as many people as possible—and YOU can help us do this by posting our Indiegogo link on your Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter etc. We have a finite amount of friends and followers-we can’t reach YOUR friends and followers without your help—and this costs NO money. If you have already contributed financially we still need your help to share our cause! More people following/contributing/supporting our project means a greater chance of our being able to fully complete Project 365 as an amazing documentary project that can change people’s lives, not just a really cool year long climbing trip.
So this means that we are going to be posting our Indiegogo link a lot on our Facebook pages. Tweeting it a lot. It will be turning up in emails, Tumblr posts and any medium we can find—until the campaign ends on Feb 29th.
I have made peace with the fact that our efforts to fund a more expansive project may simply not be in the cards. We may reach only a small number of people and any documentary efforts may only be an obscure oddity that a few people benefit from seeing. It will be worth it regardless. At the end of the day we will make the MOST that we can of the LITTLE that we have. We will give our best effort and be realistic in our expectations—that’s all any of us can do!