Climbers descend Mt. Shasta, raise money for breast cancer awareness

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta's Paul Engstrom was greeted by enthusiastic friends and co-workers Thursday afternoon as he and 33 others descended Mt. Shasta at the conclusion of the 12th annual Climb Against the Odds.

Mount Shasta’s Paul Engstrom was greeted by friends and co-workers Thursday afternoon after climbing to 12,000 feet on Mt. Shasta’s flanks for the 12th annual Climb Against the Odds.

Engstrom was able to raise more than $15,000 for his efforts.

He, along with 33 other climbers from around the country, made the climb for the Breast Cancer Fund, which which works to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease.

Though he didn’t make it to the top due to a bout of altitude sickness, Engstrom said the experience was a good one.

As the officially recognized local climber, all $15,000 Engstrom raised will stay in Siskiyou County to aid local residents whose lives have been touched by breast cancer through Breast Cancer Services of Siskiyou County.