The South Beyond 6,000 is a program organized by the Carolina Mountain Club encouraging hikers to scale the forty 6,000 foot peaks in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Those who complete the South Beyond 6,000 (SB6K) challenge earn a patch as well as the satisfaction of having hiked the tallest mountains in the Southeast. View the official rules about the SB6K program here.
Over the next four academic years (Fall 2017 to Spring 2021) Venture is planning to travel to each of the forty peaks.
Cold Mountain is one of the ten qualifying peaks in the SB6K challenge that are located in the Great Balsams, which loom over Brevard, North Carolina and the surrounding Pisgah National Forest.
The hike will be strenuous, with more than 3,000-feet over elevation gain and totaling in at 10.6 miles. Don't underestimate the time and effort it will take to achieve this satisfying accomplishment.
Come out and join a supportive group as we push ourselves to discover new heights.
Pre-Trip Meeting: None
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 30 at noon
Meeting Place/Time: 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3 at the Venture Office (225 Cone Center)
Equipment Required: non-cotton layers*, rain layers*, sneakers, water bottles* and a small backpack*.
Items marked with an asterisk can be rented from Venture at no extra charge.
Program End Time: 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 3