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Partner News Release from Walking Mountains Science Center

Avon, CO – August 29, 2023 – Tickets are now on sale for Walking Mountains Science Center’s Climb It for Climate Hike and Mountain Top Party on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Vail Mountain. The 2nd Annual hike-for-a-cause promises a perfect blend of outdoor exploration, live musical entertainment, and a celebration of environmental stewardship and climate action.

Climb It For Climate will bring the community together for a shared cause – protecting the planet through education, engagement, and collaboration. People of all ages are invited to join the self-guided hike up the quintessential Berry Picker trail on Vail Mountain. Along the way, participants will be treated not only to awe-inspiring panoramic views but also to live acoustic concerts by musicians along the trail. Event attendees can opt to ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola to the summit and enjoy a scenic hike along the Eagle’s Loop trail at Eagle’s Nest.

The event will culminate with a mountain top party at Eagle’s Nest, featuring climate action stations, sponsor booths, food, and beverages courtesy of Odell Brewing and the OBC Wine Project. Plus, an exclusive rooftop concert by The Runaway Grooms. With their energetic music that spans jazz, rock, and folk genres, The Runaway Grooms will create an unforgettable musical backdrop, infusing the festivities with a spirit of celebration.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the 2nd Annual Climb It for Climate event and to contribute to the incredible work that Walking Mountains Science Center does,” said Adam Tobin, co-founder of The Runaway Grooms. “Music has the power to inspire change, and we are excited to use our platform to raise awareness about climate issues and encourage people to take action.”

All proceeds from Climb It For Climate will benefit Walking Mountains, the central hub for environmental education and climate action in Eagle County. Working in collaboration with local municipalities, businesses, and organizations, Walking Mountains strives to make Eagle County more sustainable. Their initiatives range from promoting energy efficiency in homes and businesses to offering recycling tips, free energy-saving resources like rebates, and even facilitating ZeroWaste events and LED light bulb swaps.

Walking Mountains also spearheads the Climate Action Collaborative, a group of local government leaders, business owners, organizations, and community members who are connected by a vision of a sustainable future for Eagle County. The Collaborative’s work is driven by Eagle County’s Climate Action Plan, which has a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Climb It for Climate Hike and Mountain Top Party are $100/person and are available for purchase at Tickets include food, beverages, and the mountain top concert with The Runaway Grooms. Early registration is encouraged. Come be a part of this exhilarating experience that combines the joy of outdoor exploration with the responsibility of protecting our planet.

What: 2nd Annual Climb It For Climate benefiting Walking Mountains Science Center
When/Where: Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Vail Mountain

Cost: $100/person. Advanced registration required. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

For More Info: Visit: or call (970) 827-9725

About Walking Mountains Science Center:

Walking Mountains Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering environmental stewardship and providing transformative learning experiences to the community through science-based education initiatives. Situated in the heart of the Eagle River Valley, Walking Mountains offers year-round programs and events to inspire and connect people of all ages with the natural world.