Welcome to the 2024 Camel's Hump Challenge!


The Camel's Hump Challenge offers a rigorous wilderness ski touring experience where spirited backcountry Nordic skiers traverse around the perimeter of Camel's Hump - the third highest peak (4083') in Vermont's Green Mountains - to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia. Originally founded by the late Dr. Warren Beeken, the Challenge operates as a fundraiser to support the educational programs and services offered free of charge by the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter. The Camel's Hump Challenge primarily takes place on Camel's Hump State Park, administered by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. 
2024 Champion Announcement 

The Camel’s Hump Challenge planning committee, in conjunction with the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is excited to announce the recipient of the 2024 Champion Award – Catherine McIntyre, of Richmond VT. The Champion Award is presented to an individual, team, or group that has provided major contributions to the Challenge during the 37 years of the event’s history. Catherine has participated in the Camel's Hump Challenge since 2018 and has collectively fundraised over $11,000 throughout that time. Not only is Catherine a participant of the Challenge but has been a dedicated volunteer for six years, and plays an integral role in making the Challenge the incredible event that it is.

Like many participants of the Camel’s Hump Challenge, Alzheimer's has had a significant impact on Catherine and her family. To raise money for the Alzheimer Association’s Vermont chapter, Catherine has assembled a team of women, Team Hatchet, each year to go out and complete the Challenge together.

"Skiing the Challenge as always been a highlight of winter for me, as I enjoy the difficulty of the ski tour and feel so grateful all day. I feel grateful to live in Vermont, to have access to the Camel’s Hump backcountry area, for my involvement with the event's planning committee, for my own health, and for the friendship and support of the people I ski with that day. The Challenge is one of those very special days that makes you appreciate all the good things in life,” reflects Catherine.

We can't thank Catherine enough for her contributions to this event year after year and the impact it has on moving our mission forward in our community.

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