I will be climbing Mt Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous United States to raise funds and awareness for Saving the Survivors (STS), a non profit organization that consists of veterinarians and conservationists who recover and rehabilitate rhinos that are victims of poaching. When a rhino is shot or poisoned, they don't always die, and have their horn cruelly hacked off their face while still alive. These animals are the survivors that STS pours their heart, soul, and expertise into saving. Through surgeries and painstaking care over the course of months, these animals are given another chance at life. They also care for baby rhino orphans when their mothers are killed. Rhinos are highly endangered and at risk of extinction, every individual counts.They are routinely illegally poached in the wild for their horn, which is thought to have pseudo-medicinal qualities, but really is just made of the same keratin that our hair or fingernails are made from. Working with one of the STS veterinarians last year in South Africa with Wild Spirit, I learned what incredible and selfless work this group does and they are so deserving of our support. Together we can save this majestic species from human greed and ignorance.