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What is the 29029 Challenge?
Aaron Rittenour is a local athlete from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, with a passion for helping people who may be struggling with mental health. After losing a close friend to suicide two years ago and then, recently losing an uncle to the same unfortunate fate. He started asking himself what he could do to help others who may be struggling with the same issues. This question took him on a journey to discover Northern Idaho Crisis Center. That is when Aaron realized that he could play a role in bringing awareness to mental health, along with raising money for this local organization. Together, along with the crisis center, Aaron launched the 29029 challenge. The plan, to climb the equivalent elevation of Mt. Everest from sea level at Canfield Mt. on June 9. Aaron is an avid mountain climber and mountaineer. He has walked 1300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail that runs from the border of Mexico to Canada. He also climbs mountains such as Mount Rainier in Washington and Mount Hood in Oregon. Out of the many athletic endeavors Aaron has faced, he still says this challenge will be one of the hardest he has ever faced. With 29,029 ft of elevation gain this challenge really is one of a kind.