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Carly Lindsay Works for IBD awareness

Carly Lindsay Works for IBD awareness

Carly Lindsay Works for IBD awareness, If you’d asked me at the beginning of the school year last fall ‘would you ever have dreamed you’d be traveling to Nepal and trekking to Mount Everest base camp next spring?’ I’d say definitely not. After following my friend Clinton Shard’s trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2009, […]

IBD Adventures

IBD Adventures

IBD Adventures is a program of the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) taking people from all walks of life on incredible journeys to amazing places. The program is open to all (some age restrictions apply) and we welcome people from all over the world to join us as we climb to new heights […]

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The Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS) is a patient-focused not-for-profit organization. Our programs support children, youth and young adults living with intestinal diseases. Our education and awareness campaigns educate the public about intestinal diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis and the issues people living with these terrible illnesses deal with every day. Children […]

IBD Adventures: Carly’s Journey to Everest

IBD Adventures: Carly’s Journey to Everest

Being to Everest base camp with the IDEAS team really was an awesome experience. I still can’t believe I did it. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d be standing at Everest Base Camp. “Trouble” (my ileostomy) certainly isn’t living up to its name… but quite the opposite, opening doors and challenging […]

Everest Base Camp Support

Everest Base Camp Support

A good team in base camp is crucial to the No Guts Know Glory team’s success on the mountain. Fortunately, we have one of the best. Raj is our Sirdar and cook. Sirdar is the local equivalent of “the boss.” Raj takes care of everything. He orders the food, hires the porters, coordinates the Sherpas, […]

IBD Adventures: Bob Peterson Everest trekker

IBD Adventures: Bob Peterson Everest trekker

So, it was hard, right? Hard enough to give in? The idea was tempting, but I could not. Not with the encouragement I was getting from my new friends, and the example I was shown by a couple of teenagers who “won’t let IBD stop me!” I thought my trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp […]

Everest IBD Adventures Team Rest Time

Everest IBD Adventures Team Rest Time

After a difficult descent from camp two yesterday, the climbing team had a restful day in base camp. Showers, laundry, cake and pie, while we watched weather roll in and out, continuing to coat the mountain in the fluffy white stuff trapping unlucky teams in the higher camps. Weather reports suggest more of the same […]

Future IBD Adventures Treks

IBD Adventures recently went to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa. In the process, six trekkers climbed to the top of the world’s highest free standing mountain and raised over $30,000 to support programs for children and youth suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, and to provide funds for research to find a cure for IBD. The Everest Base […]