Luke’s History Of The Climb

Since 2017, I’ve combined my passions for biotech journalism and mountaineering through the Climb to Fight Cancer. This is a program to support cancer research at the Fred Hutch, an outstanding scientific institution in Seattle.

My Climb to Fight Cancer campaigns have mobilized the biotech community. Together, these initiatives have raised $2.3 million for science.

This is the start of something big. Interested in joining this campaign? Let’s talk about climbing and sponsorship opportunities. Email me: For more on the program, which has raised more than $10 million since inception in 1997, go to

Luke’s Significant Ascents:

  • Everest
  • Denali
  • Aconcagua
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Vinson
  • Rainier (4 times)
  • Hood
  • Baker
  • Adams
  • Olympus
  • Shuksan
  • South Early Winters Spire
  • Shasta
  • Lassen Peak
  • Whitney (Mountaineer’s Route)
  • Presidential Traverse (Mt. Washington)
  • Orizaba
  • Iztaccihuatl
  • Cotopaxi
  • Illiniza Norte

Recent Climbs To Fight Cancer

Kilimanjaro Climb To Fight Cancer

Summit Success! July 25, 2019

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Everest Climb To Fight Cancer

Summit Success! May 22, 2018

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