big city mountaineers partnership story

Big City Mountaineers


The outdoors are a place that we all celebrate, and we want the next generation to treasure these spaces too. Smartwool is a proud supporter of Big City Mountaineers, who works to transform the lives of under-served youth through wilderness mentoring expeditions that instill critical life skills. BCM partners with community-based youth organizations and caring adult volunteers who act as mentors in the field to help young people realize their potential. 

We sent two Smartwool ambassadors out with a group of teenagers for an unforgettable week of adventure, laughter, and discovery.


Big City Mountaineers

Partnership story with Big City Mountaineers


Want to hear more about Jess' experience on the Big City Mountaineers trip? Check out her blog.

BCM's curriculum improves self-esteem, responsibility, decision-making abilities and communication skills in close to 1,000 youth annually. BCM has a proven track record of improving young peoples’ lives with:
• Increased likeliness to stay in school
• Reduction in violence
• Reduction in drug use

Impressive, right? We think so too, and are so grateful to partner with this amazing organization. Click here to learn more and get involved with Big City Mountaineers.


group prepping for backpacking trip



BCM mentor with some of the kids