My name is Matthew Smith. I’m a current on-call firefighter with Kananaskis Emergency Services. I completed the climb in 2017, dedicating my climb to Orville Anderson who we lost to cancer, and will be climbing again in 2018.
I will be dedicating this year’s climb to my girlfriend’s mother, Cheryl Burne. Cheryl was diagnosed with cancer, went through treatment, and beat the disease. Cheryl is one of the strongest women I know and she came out of her experience with cancer stronger than ever!