Northwest Cancer Climb

The Northwest Cancer Climb is a recurring hiking fundraiser in the Pacific Northwest. Funds raised during the hike go toward the Binaytara Foundation’s local cancer advocacy efforts and the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in southeast Nepal. The Binaytara Foundation is an international cancer health nonprofit based in Northwest Washington.

Northwest Cancer Climb events are held at various iconic trails throughout the Northwest. The first hike took nearly 90 hikers to the top of Oyster Dome, raising over $4,000 for the cancer center. Hikes are chosen by difficulty and reward.

The Nepal Cancer Climb

The Binaytara Foundation has partnered with renowned mountaineer AC Sherpa, owner of International Sherpa Guides and world-record holder for quickest completion of the Seven Summits. The expeditions will be guided by Sherpa and his company, with Sherpa donating a portion of the expedition’s cost toward the Nepal cancer center project. There is no extra cost passed on to you, the climber. So sign up for a regularly-priced expedition with the added benefit of knowing your climb will support this vital project.

Where the money goes

The Binaytara Foundation hosts cancer patient education events for free in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. It also hosts physician education events in Seattle, and cancer patient advocacy activities to improve access to care. The Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center serves a population area of 20 million in southeast Nepal. It is be first and only comprehensive cancer center in the region. The center will cost approximately 11 million and be completed within 3 years. Click here to learn more.

Registration cancellation

Registration fees are not refundable. However, we are happy to provide a donation receipt if you are registered for the event but are unable to participate. You can either choose your own or another hiker’s pledge campaign to count the registration fees towards.


Questions? Call 360-707-7593 or email Executive Director Tara Shah –  [email protected]