Peaks for PKD

Peaks for PKD is an exhilarating fundraising challenge that invites participants to ascend to new heights while supporting the fight against polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Whether you're an experienced hiker or an adventurous beginner, Peaks for PKD welcomes a range of exciting hiking opportunities to suit every skill level.


I want to get involved!


Eric_2.pngPeaks for PKD was inspired by PKD patient Eric Hampel’s attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in October 2024.

Many in our community love the great outdoors, embracing the mountains and trails with open hearts and sturdy boots. So, why not join forces and take on physical challenges to help combat PKD?

Whether you're an avid hiker, a novice trekker, or simply someone who wants to make a difference, there's a place for you on this journey.

How to get involved

Set Your Own Peak: Choose a hiking or climbing challenge that suits your level and interest. It could be a local hill, a renowned mountain, or even just a level trail - the sky's the limit!

Raise Funds and Awareness: Use your challenge as a platform to raise funds and increase awareness about PKD. Every step you take is a step towards hope!

Join a Community of Hopefuls: You’re not alone on this journey. Connect with fellow participants, share stories, and inspire each other along the way. Read the stories on the Peaks of PKD blog to stay inspired, or submit your own peak experiences!


Peaks for PKD Blog


Let’s turn Eric’s ascent into a beacon of hope for those battling PKD. Together, we can show them that they are not alone in their fight. Each peak we conquer, every trail we tread, we do it not just for our health, but for a shared purpose.

Ready to lace up your boots and make a difference?


Get started today!