Join American mountaineer Mark Guido on an epic adventure as he climbs the world’s highest mountain peaks to champion children in need around the world.

About Mark

My name is Mark Guido and I am a 29-year-old Waiter from the Greater Chicago Area. I have an ambitious goal of joining…

Our Impact

In July of 2019, Mark climbed Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. Peaks for Purpose supported…

training in ecuador

Climbing the Seven Summits is no easy task, which is why Mark trains all over the world. He trained in Ecuador this past November by…

what are the 7 summits?

The Seven Summits are defined as the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents. Standing in at 18,512 feet (5642 meters)…

overcome your mountain

I was training for my next climb, Mount Everest, in Spring 2021. As the expedition date neared, I got an echocardiogram done in December 2020…

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Join Mark’s journey to the top of the world (even as an armchair mountaineer), by purchasing an Everest 2022 – Specialty Premium T-Shirt…







Please support Mark’s mission of Building a better future for children in need worldwide.


In April 2022, Mark will join Dan Mazur and SummitClimb for his Everest expedition. Dan and top Sherpas share 12 successful ascents of Everest, most recently May 24th, 2021. View news of Mark’s 2022 Everest expedition HERE.

Mark’s MapShare, which will display his progress on Everest in close to real time can also be found HERE.

However, he won’t start tracking until the summit push from Camp 4 (South Col), which will take place sometime in late May. Mark will give an update closer to when a weather window becomes more clear. In the meantime, friends and family can still see how Mark is doing and send him messages throughout the expedition once it starts.

If you would like to support Mark and his Everest Expedition, please consider making a donation below.

Why Climb mount Everest?

“There’s something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it. The struggle is the struggle of life itself. Upward and forever upward. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.”

― George Mallory

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