Mark Cartier Memorial Donations
On June 14, Mark Cartier headed up Mt Hood, a mountain he loved and climbed hundreds of times over the last 40 years. Tragically he took a 1000 foot fall near the top, which he did not survive.
One of Mark’s favorite places to climb was at Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon. He has spent many days at Smith and has numerous friends in the area. Mark has established first ascents in the park and was part of the local climbing scene in the 1980’s when sport climbing really put Smith Rock on the map as a world-class climbing location.
The family has asked, instead of sending flowers, to donate to a charity that Mark would be supportive of. The two they have listed are the Portland Mountain Rescue and Smith Rock Group.
The Smith Rock Group is a grass roots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, so all contributions are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number is 27-1921687. We are pleased to work in cooperation with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club.
Our group is made up of all volunteers who coordinate an annual volunteer day at Smith Rock to work on the hiking trails and the climbing areas. Projects include improving trails, constructing belay areas and addressing environmental impact at the park. The Smith Rock Group has sponsored the annual Smith Rock Spring Thing for the last 20 years.
Donations can be made using PayPal "button" on this page.
Or donations can also be mailed to:
Smith Rock Group
2216 SW Metolius Ave
Redmond, Oregon 97756
Or deposits can be made directly at Bank of the Cascades into the “Smith Rock Group” account.