Committed to a dream

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, I am a 29-year-old from the Greater Chicago Area. I have an ambitious goal of joining…


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. In November of 2019, he trained in Ecuador by climbing…

what are the 7 summits?

The Seven Summits are defined as the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents. Standing in at 29,032 feet (8849 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…

Everest Testimonial

I decided to turn back on my Everest summit attempt due to a suspected intestinal parasite that I could never fully recover from earlier in the…


SUMMITS COMPLETED (96% of Everest)





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

Orphanage in Mendoza, Argentina.

UPCOMING climb: Manaslu (No Os)

 Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 26,781 ft. (8,163 meters) above sea level.

Due to funding issues and the desire for a fresh new goal and mindset to work towards, Mark has decided to pivot away from his second attempt at Everest and instead will climb another 8000-meter peak, Manaslu without supplemental oxygen. His attempt will take place in Autumn 2024 from the Nepalese Himalayas. Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

Why Climb Everest (or any mountain?)

“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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