STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
Otsego County residents Tim and Henry Horvath reached the summit of Denali over the weekend, about two weeks into their Alaskan journey, according to Ellen Pope of Otsego 2000.
“So excited to report that Henry and Tim reached the summit of Denali yesterday, on Father’s Day,” Pope said. “So far, they’ve raised ($2,275) for improving trails in Otsego County, with a goal of $5,000.”
Henry Horvath, 16, who will be a junior at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts in September, came up with the idea of the Denali climb, after spending his childhood watching his father take on outdoor challenges. Tim, a Cherry Valley native and the owner of Redpoint Design/Build, has climbed all over the world, including some of the highest peaks. He had climbed Denali twice before, reaching the summit successfully in 1999.
The father-son climbing team prepared for their June journey by setting a fastest known time hiking the Adirondack winter trial unsupported, finishing in about seven days in March.
Henry said he is raising money for Otsego Outdoors because the group shares his passion for outdoor activities. Otsego Outdoors is a joint project of Otsego 2000 and the Otsego Land Trust and Henry said he wants to raise money so the group can continue to mark trials and promote outdoor activities in Otsego County.
Go to www.pledgeit.org/denali to donate to Henry Horvath’s fundraiser.