Baltimorean to Climb the 14 Highest Mountains in the World

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

922792_460146010738676_785033049_nA cool expedition is launching locally as a Baltimore native and employee of Locust Point’s Under Armour, Nick Cienski, will be embarking on a mission to climb the 14 tallest mountains in the world in 18 months to raise money for children around the world, including those in Baltimore. The current world record for this climbing expedition is seven years. Nick and his team will begin the mission in 2014 with support from high-altitude sherpas.  Learn more about this expedition, the team and how to donate at

Their Misson:

The World’s Toughest Expedition is neither a clever marketing phrase nor hyperbole. This expedition is the most daunting physical challenge ever attempted. Via major social media initiatives, television, film, books, and speaking engagements, Mission 14™ is well positioned to reach a massive global audience.

This audience will connect not only with the high- adventure of the expedition, but with the world- changing hope behind it. Mission 14™ will harness its arsenal of media platforms to highlight suffering children across the USA and Nicaragua. Every summit bid will be undertaken on behalf of children and families who cannot speak for themselves—young boys and girls who have no voice, no advocacy, and no attention.

This exposure will allow Mission 14™ to continue to raise funds for years to come, and is the foundation of our sustainability strategy. In phase 1 of our fundraising, the majority of our efforts will focus on corporate donations and highly resourced individuals. As the expedition goes live in 2014, our support base will increase to the mass market and our efforts will shift to cultivating support from our followers. Mission 14™ is a history-making and life-changing organization. Follow along with us on this great adventure.


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