Posted by: wfpdc | August 1, 2012

Seven Continents, Three Peaks Each, Equals 21

Twenty-one. That is the total number of peaks that Jake Norton has challenged himself
to climb as part of Challenge21.

If you have not heard, we have been talking a lot about Challenge21 in recent months. Mostly because we are hiking in solidarity with Challenge21 for our annual hike-a-thon this year, but also because we think what Jake Norton is trying to achieve is pretty awesome.

For three to four years, Jake will travel the world to summit the three highest peaks on each continent, with plans to raise at least $2.1 million to increase awareness and to combat water and sanitation problems around the world. If he is successful, he will be the first person to climb the Triple Seven Summits! Why choose Water For People as the sole beneficiary of his efforts with Challenge21? Because, Jake says, that Water For People addresses the two most profound and fundamental issues facing the world today. Challenge21 expeditions are being funded by corporate sponsors, thereby allowing 100% of the donations to go directly to Water For People. To learn more about Challenge21, visit, and see which seven peaks Jake has already climbed.

And if this has inspired you to summit your own peak, please join the DC Water For People Committee on Saturday, August 18th for our annual hike-a-thon. We will be hiking Sugarloaf Mountain; not quite a fourteener, but it is an interesting mountain nonetheless. For more information, or to register click here. Sign up today to be guaranteed a DC Water For People water bottle, as pre-registration and early bird price ends August 6th. We hope to see you on the trails!



  1. Wow. That is an impressive goal to strive for especially when it benefits water for people. I love what you guys do and I’m rooting for Jake.

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