Endurance athlete Nikolas Toocheck, who is on record for being the youngest person to run a marathon in all seven continents (including Antarctica) at just 11 years old, and who ran a marathon in all 50 states by the age of 14, is now on track to climb the seven volcanic summits of the world. This week Toocheck reached his first summit after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Nik Climbs the World is Nik Toocheck’s third philanthropic campaign to help children in need. In previous efforts, he raised more than $50,000 for Operation Warm, a national nonprofit that brand-new winter coats and athletic-style shoes for children in need. Now, Nik’s continuing his fundraising efforts by climbing the seven volcanic summits of the world to raise another $50,000 in support of the organization.
“I realized at a young age that you don’t have to be big to make a positive difference in the world. I carry that with me today,” said Toocheck of his efforts. “I’m grateful to have the opportunities I do to help children in underserved communities – and it’s such a great feeling to help others while doing something I love.”
In support of the effort, GoPro for a Cause has provided GoPro Cameras and other GoPro products to help Toocheck capture the story of his climbs and to help generate awareness for Operation Warm’s mission. Toocheck’s next climb is scheduled for March 2023 at Picos de Orizaba in Mexico.
- If you would like to learn more about Operation Warm, visit operationwarm.org.
- To learn more about Nik Climbs the World, visit niktoocheck.com
About Operation Warm:
Operation Warm is a national nonprofit that provides warmth, confidence, and hope through basic need programs that connect underserved children to community resources they need to thrive. Over the last 23 years, Operation Warm and our partners have used brand-new coats and shoes as a bridge for families in need to access everything from flu shots to new books.
To make a lasting impact on the lives of children, visit www.operationwarm.org
About Nik Climbs the World
Nik Climbs the World is Nik Toocheck’s third philanthropic campaign to help children in need. In previous efforts, he raised more than $50,000 to help the children who benefited from Operation Warm’s basic needs programs by running marathons on seven continents and in all fifty states. He became the youngest person to achieve this milestone.
Now, Nik’s continuing his fundraising efforts by climbing the seven volcanic summits of the world to raise awareness for Operation Warm’s mission. Please join him in making a positive impact in the life of a child in need!