Want to Help kids in Poverty?
My name is Angel More and I am 13 years old. I'm climbing mountains, biking, swimming open water, and doing triathlons to raise awareness for Children International. Children International is an organization that helps kids in poverty. I want to raise $100,000 dollars to empower & educate girls. Here are updates about my adventures.
I swam from Alcatraz to the San Francisco Aquatic Park (1.5 miles)! It was my first time swimming in the bay without a wetsuit. I won 5th place in Girls 18 and under without a wetsuit. It was cold! :)
After the race, I passed out postcards with my name and crowdfunding website to spectators and parents of my fellow athletes. They were enthusiastic about my cause and I got the word about my campaign out there (in case you don't have it yet, you can reach my crowdrise page here).
Also, the sun was shining!
In 2012, I climbed Mt Whitney. Later that same year, I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and I set a new World Record. It was so that my crazy hobby to set more World Records began! These are the very first achievements that got me on the map, and they are the best memories that I will never forget.
The Rim to Rim Grand Canyon (26 miles) hike has breathtaking views and the vast expanse of the canyon. There are few experiences more spectacular than seeing both the North and the South Rims at the same time from the bottom of the canyon. The hike starts from the over 8,000ft in elevation from the North Rim to 7,000ft at the South Rim. Along the North Kaibab trail,m we passed the Ribbon Falls. We hiked along the Bright Angel Creek and visited Phantom Ranch, where we had a delicious dinner. We got to dip our toes in the Colorado River at the peak. Near the Cottonwood campground, we came face-to-face with a long rattlesnake! Overall, this was a great hike and I would recommend it to everyone.
I started to swim open water swimming when I wanted to train for my first Alcatraz event. Little did I know... I ended up enjoying it more than any other type of swimming I've done so far. Open water swimming is one of the most fun things to do! I love that you can swim any stroke. Also, I love that there are no lane lines-- you can swim wherever you want to.
In the year 2014 alone, I have finished these open water swimming events:
My name is Angel More and I want to raise awareness about youth empowerment. I plan to raise $100,000 for Children International. In December, I will climb Mt Aconcagua (Argentina) and set a new world record.