Eagles News · Coach Conrad Climbing for Freedom


Frankenmuth High School Varsity Volleyball Coach, Shelly Conrad, is participating in the Freedom Challenge’s 2019 Pacific Northwest Glacier Challenge on August 9-11, 2019. She is one of eight climbers who will attempt to summit Mount Baker, a 10,781-foot, active, glaciated stratovolcano that is located in Washington State. The climb is technical, requiring each of the climbers to be equipped with a helmet, crampons, ice axe, and be roped together as they ascend the glacier-covered mountain.

“Glacier travel is dangerous and it always presents risks, but we are in good hands with a team of three professional mountain guides. It will be an adventure that will challenge me both mentally and physically. I am excited to be part of this team of women and the movement we represent. My fundraising goal is $7,000 and I am seeking to raise about $800 more to reach that goal.” – Shelly Conrad

The Freedom Challenge is a movement of passionate women dedicated to freeing oppressed and enslaved women and children around the world. Freedom Challenge participants help achieve these goals in two ways.  First, the women participate in physical challenges that test their limits in an effort to increase awareness of human trafficking. When the women climb the mountain, it is a symbolic representation of the hardships, pain, and suffering enslaved and trafficked women and children endure on a daily basis.  Second, participants raise funds for Freedom Challenge programs. The funds raised go directly to support projects around the world that help rescue and restore trafficked women and children.

For more information and/or to support Coach Conrad by giving a tax-deductible donation, go to: FrankenmuthClimber.com

More information about the Freedom Challenge: TheFreedomChallenge.com