Evan grew up in the inner-city of Baltimore and became a nuclear specialist in the US Army. When he experienced an onset of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, the trail became his source of healing. He ultimately made the commitment to summit all fifty-eight 14,000+ ft peaks in Colorado, which he completed in September 2021. After successfully climbing every 14er in Colorado, Evan refocused his energy on bringing education and mentorship back to inner-city communities. In the summer of 2022, Evan organized a free outreach event to introduce more than 80 underrepresented youth to the healing powers of the trail.

Just A Kid From Baltimore

Summiting all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers began as an escape from anxiety and PTSD for Army veteran Evan Gill, but quickly evolved into a mission to bring other underrepresented populations into the outdoors.