WHAT IS SUMMIT 413?
Summit 413 is more than one man’s mission to become the first American-born black man to climb Mount Everest. It is a journey grounded in Christian faith (The name Summit 413 is based on the principle message from the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, which says, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”) to dare current and future generations to dream freely and to bring hope and financial support to children in need. As Georgia-resident Jermaine Middleton prepares to embark on this voyage, an action-packed nine months lies ahead of him. His rigorous training schedule will be filled four to six days a week with runs, long-swims, and bike rides. Completing a full Ironman triathlon, two marathons, a half marathon, skydiving from 30,000 feet, and testing his skills on the 22,837-foot Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania are all on the training to-do list. This incredible story is one to follow.
A yearning for adventure and healthy appetite for physical activity define the life of Jermaine Middleton. At just 30 years old, this thrill-seeker has run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, explored the depths of the ocean with lemon sharks, traversed glaciers in Alaska, conquered racetracks on a motorcycle, and more. Now, his most formidable quest lies before him—achieving his lifelong goal of reaching the summit of Mount Everest.
A magnificent goal such as Mount Everest requires so much more than just a passion for adventure. It takes courage, determination and discipline, virtues that Jermaine has, thanks to his strong faith.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the following beneficiaries.
As a child, every expression of interest in a new activity from Jermaine Middleton was met by his parents with loving support. He knows that without this encouraging upbringing, he would not be the person he is today. A deep sense of gratitude and calling from Jesus Christ to give back have caused Jermaine to joyfully make philanthropy a cornerstone of his life. He spends his time positively impacting youth—it is where his heart lies. His extensive charity involvement has ranged from serving as a Big Brother mentor to ministering to children on multiple short-term international mission trips to India, Indonesia, Haiti and more. Jermaine hopes to take his charitable efforts to new heights through collaborations with nonprofits in Atlanta.
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