Why this Colorado woman is climbing all of the state’s 14ers with a big box on her back
Before this summer, Brittney ‘Bert’ Woodrum had never climbed a “Fourteener” – one of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks. However, after moving to Denver a year ago the 27-year old graduate student set her mind to hiking all 58 of them. She aimed to raise $1,400 for charity for each mountain. Last month, just 80 days after her first summit, Woodrum reached the final peak, raising $85,000 for COVID relief. Woodrum said she never epected the project would gain “a huge community that would rally behind this”. She says she feels “astonisment, joy, and lots and lots of gratitude”.