What’s Your Everest 2018



Join us for a hike unlike any other – full of purpose, fun and inspiration for all! What’s Your Everest builds community for people of all abilities and raises money for the life-changing work of No Barriers.


What’s Your Everest
» August 4, 2018
» Dao House 6120 Hwy 7, Estes Park, Colorado




Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $250. Every dollar raised by you, your family, or your team will directly impact the lives of veterans and others with disabilities, youth and family facing challenges, and people who reach into No Barriers as they strive to live a life of meaning.

Be a part of the No Barriers Rope Team as we join together to ensure everyone, regardless of ability, is able to “climb on.” We encourage you to reach beyond the minimum and invite others to be part of your team.


Get started by going to WhatsYourEverest.org





Saturday August 4th

  • 7:00 am Breakfast & Program with Erik Weihenmayer at Dao House in the Lodge

  • 8:00 am Hit the Trail

  • 11:30 am Summit Circle Up, Lunch, and Program

  • 2:30 pm Celebration at Dao House on the Deck







Dao House
6120 CO-7, Estes Park, CO 80517


» From Denver – I25 North to HWY 36 West onto Boulder Turnpike to Lyons. In Lyons turn left onto CO-7 West and follow signs towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 26 miles to Dao House.


» From Golden – CO-72 West to CO-7 towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 12 miles to Dao House.


» From Fort Collins – US-34 West to Estes Park. Turn left to CO-7 towards Allenspark. Continue on CO-7 for 7 miles to Dao House.





The Dao House is conveniently located on Hwy 7 with easy access to all of the front range.

We invite you to drive up Friday and acclimate the altitude in a breathtaking relaxed setting. Saturday’s events will begin at the Dao House at 7 a.m.

The Dao House offers lodge rooms and suites at a discounted rate for What’s Your Everest participants.

To reserve your lodging, call 970-586-4094 or click HERE to go directly to their booking page.

The Dao House also offers spa and body work treatments, horseback rides, and more. See all their amenities at www.daohouse.com.




Estes Park offers a large variety of camping options. Click HERE to see all the details.




Breakfast, sack lunch, and heavy appetizer at the post-hike celebration will be provided by the Dao House. We strive to provide meals and snacks with something for everyone. If you have dietary needs or restrictions please contact Penn Street at penn.street@nobarriersusa.org or call 970-484-3633 x327.




The trail is rocky and steep. If you have mobility questions, concerns, or needs, please contact Penn Street at penn.street@nobarriersusa.org or call 970-443-3633 x327.

ASL interpreting provided upon request. Please email penn.street@nobarriersusa.org by August 1, 2018.




Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. You are responsible for all of your own personal gear and water.

Bring lightweight layers so you can add and subtract clothing as needed.

Suggested Gear List:

  • Comfortable, waterproof, broken in hiking boots

  • Light wool socks

  • Light warm gloves

  • Light warm hat

  • Hiking Pants/tights/shorts

  • Wicking base layer shirt

  • Fleece or wool mid layer (light down jacket also works)

  • Waterproof Jacket

  • Sunglasses/Sunscreen/Lip Balm

  • Sun Hat

  • 2 water bottles at least 2 liters/camel back

  • Comfortable day pack large enough to carry 2 liters of water, snacks, lunch, and extra layers when you are not wearing them

  • Personal medications


  • Trek Poles

  • Camera





Q: How do I participate?

A: When you register you will have three options – join as an individual, join/create a team and fundraise only. If you are not able to attend the event, select the “fundraise only” option to show your community support. No Barriers requests a minimum donation of $250 to participate in the event, via fundraising or a direct contribution.


Q: I’ve never hiked before. Can I do this?

A: Absolutely! At No Barriers we believe in moving beyond your comfort zone to grow and reach goals. We have multiple route options and a gondola so you can pick your challenge on your way to the summit of Independence Mountain. Our professional mountain guides and No Barriers alumni will be there along the way to support, encourage and inspire you. Join us and accomplish something you’ve never thought possible.


Q: I’m an avid hiker. Will I be bored?

A: No way! You pick the challenge that’s right for you, and we’ll let you lead the charge. You’ll also be hiking alongside people that have climbed the world’s tallest peaks. What’s Your Everest is about reaching your summit and gaining perspective on what it means to give your absolute best to the world.


Q: Are donations tax exempt?

A: Yes, all donations benefit No Barriers USA programs. No Barriers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.


Q: How can I show my support in my community?

A: Can’t make it to Colorado for What’s Your Everest? You can sign up for one of our Walk with the Warriors’ Hometown Walks, or host a Do-It-Yourself event in your community.



Sign up today at WhatsYourEverest.org