50 For Tibet Program Climbs Granite Peak

The Billings Gazette on August 4, 2007 had an article on the 50 for Tibet program.

The 50 For Tibet project was conceived by John Jancik and his wife, Terri Baker, in October 2005 as a way to carry out the mission of their friends and fellow climbers, Galen and Barbara Rowell.

Before their passing in 2002, the Rowells had spent years educating people of about the cultural and religious persecution the Tibetan people have endured since the Chinese occupation of Tibet in the 1950s.

The Janciks hoped to turn the high-point project into a volunteer effort to raise money for the Rowell Fund for Tibet, developed by the International Campaign for Tibet to encourage and support the work of Tibet by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts.

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