Kellogg School student Bo Parfet
leadership at Kellogg to new heights
student vows to climb 'Seven Summits' in philanthropic effort
Kellogg School student Bo Parfet has taken on the challenge
of climbing the "Seven Summits" of the world, the tallest
mountain on every continent. For each climb he completes,
an educational scholarship is awarded to someone who needs
it in the community near the mountain.
has climbed four of the seven mountains and has impacted the
lives of numerous people in need. For his first climb, he
ascended Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. For this ascent, he
raised $14,000 through personal contacts and donated it to
two African medical school students to assist with their tuition
South America, where Parfet climbed Argentina's Mount Aconcagua.
There, he raised $4,000 to fund a teacher's salary for an
entire school year in Buenos Aires. In North America, Parfet
tackled Mount McKinley in Alaska, garnering enough money to
award 10 $500 scholarships to Alaskan natives.
winter break, Parfet traveled to the icy masses of Vinson
Massif in Antarctica and raised $2,000 to fund research through
the Explorer's Club, an international professional society
for explorers and field scientists worldwide.
achieves his goal, Parfet will be part of an elite club of
less than 200 people who have conquered the Seven Summits.
After Mount Everest this spring, he aims to climb Australia's
Mount Kosciuszko and Europe's Mount Elbrus, located in Russia.