From the ground to the skies

Feeding families one step at a time

servings of food to be donated so far.

From the ground to the skies

Feeding families one step at a time.

servings of food to be donated so far.

For the grainer good

Our mission is simple: grow better food for more people. These days, many communities face the challenge of poverty and urban food deserts. Even with our technological and agricultural advancements, 1 in 8 Americans regularly experience food insecurity. We believe we can, and have to, do better. That’s why we’re constantly looking for ways to give back. Whether you sponsor our
7 Summits Climb-and-Give campaign, buy into our bulk bag give-back program, or donate directly to the nation’s leading hunger non-profit, you’re working with us for the grainer good.

Northerly is
feeding the future

Northerly fuses hands-on, professional farming experience with education in and understanding of advanced agricultural technology to produce superior, sustainable grains and pulses– lentils, chickpeas, peas, and beans– on their Saskatchewan homestead. Northerly meets the highest standards of social and environmental accountability, while putting crops directly into buyers’ hands.

From farm to mountains

Clayton B.R. Wolfe (CEO of Northerly Farms) has set his sights on scaling the world’s highest peaks, while addressing one of the world’s most pressing social issues: hunger. By donating one serving of Northerly’s sustainable, hearty rolled oats per foot climbed, Clayton’s Climb-and-Give program will provide 142,126 fresh-from-the-farm meals to those who need it most—food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community-based agencies across the United States and Canada.

Sustainable agriculture

Advancements in technology, rather than separating us from the natural world, are key to helping us save it. By using AI, robotics, automation, and IoT technology, we’re able to use the land more efficiently, with less pollution, less waste, and higher quality, higher yield crops. But sustainable agriculture is about more than growing a better future or a healthier planet. It’s about building stronger communities.

Climbing Ahead

Progress is about more than reaching the top. It’s about lifting others up as well. Together, we’re overcoming obstacles—both literal mountains, and food insecurity, which is one of the greatest roadblocks to success. Every day 41 million Americans face hunger. That’s why, now more than ever, we must take steps to feed our most vulnerable communities, peak by peak.

The Seven Summits

The phrase “Seven Summits” refers to the highest mountain peaks of the world’s seven continents. Each climb offers its own, unique challenges with terrain that ranges from rainforest to glaciers, alpine meadows to rocky outcrops. Currently, fewer than 500 people worldwide have reached the difficult, but attainable, goal of climbing all Seven Summits.
We’re doing it for the grainer good. 

SOUTH AMERICA

ACONCAGUA

22,841 ft | 6,961 m

Aconcagua, also known as the Stone Sentinel or the White Sentinel, is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and the tallest peak on earth outside of the Himalayas. The climb winds through Malbec country, ascends rocky moraines, and navigates majestic snow penitentes.

Date: Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

Duration: 24 days

Guide: JM Gorum

COMPLETED

 

ALASKA

DENALI

20,310 ft | 6,190 m

As the third highest of the Seven Summits, and North America’s highest peak, Denali is best known for its stunning views, extreme cold weather, and heavily-glaciated terrain. One of Denali’s five glaciers, the Kahiltna, runs 44 miles and is the longest in the Alaska range. About 50% of those who attempt to summit Denali are successful.

Date: June 18th, 2019

Duration: 21 days

Guide: Dave Hahn

IN PROGRESS

ANTARCTICA

VINSON MASSIF

16,067 ft | 4,897 m

The highest peak in Antarctica is just 660 nautical miles from the South Polethe “top of the bottom of the world.” The last of the Seven Summits to be discovered and named, fewer people have summited Massif than Mt. Everest. Because of its remote location and the unpredictability of Antarctic weather, summiters look out over an expanse of untouched wilderness when they reach the top.

Date: Jan 6th 2020 - Jan 27th 2020

Duration: 23 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

ASIA

MOUNT EVEREST

29,035 ft | 8,845 m

The world’s highest peak, Mount Everest’s iconic summit is over 5.5 miles above sea level. Widely considered the pinnacle of a mountaineer’s climbing career, fewer than 1,000 climbers attempt to summit each year.

Date: April 1 – May 29th, 2020

Duration: 74 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

EUROPE

MOUNT ELBRUS

18,510 ft | 5642 m

This volcanic peak situated in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia is renowned for the landscape’s stark, rugged beauty. From blinding white snow fields to natural hot springs and well-preserved volcanic craters, Elbrus stands majestically at the center of Russia’s high green plains.

Date: July 31st - Aug 16th 2020

Guide: RMI - TBD

Duration: 13 days

Oceania

Carstensz Pyramid

16,023 ft | 4,884 m

Looming over the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Carstensz Pyramid is Oceania’s highest peak. This technically-advanced climb requires proficiency with fixed ropes, ascenders, rappelling, and rock climbing. Due to its remoteness, government red tape, and fickle equatorial weather, it is one of the less frequented Seven Summits.

Date: October 25th - November 4th, 2021

Duration: 23 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

AFRICA

KILIMANJARO

19,340 ft | 5,895 m

Africa’s highest peak is also the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Rising from the dense rainforests of the base to Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped glacial peak, Uhuru Point, the summit stands 5,895 meters above sea level.  

Date: TBD - March 2021

Duration: TBD

Guide: Dave Hahn

SOUTH AMERICA

ACONCAGUA

22,841 ft | 6,961 m

Aconcagua, also known as the Stone Sentinel or the White Sentinel, is the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and the tallest peak on earth outside of the Himalayas. The climb winds through Malbec country, ascends rocky moraines, and navigates majestic snow penitentes.

Date: Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

Duration: 24 days

Guide: JM Gorum

COMPLETED

ALASKA

DENALI

20,310 ft | 6,190 m

As the third highest of the Seven Summits, and North America’s highest peak, Denali is best known for its stunning views, extreme cold weather, and heavily-glaciated terrain. One of Denali’s five glaciers, the Kahiltna, runs 44 miles and is the longest in the Alaska range. About 50% of those who attempt to summit Denali are successful.

Date: June 18th, 2019

Duration: 21 days

Guide: Dave Hahn

UPCOMING NEXT

ANTARCTICA

VINSON MASSIF

16,067 ft | 4,897 m

The highest peak in Antarctica is just 660 nautical miles from the South Polethe “top of the bottom of the world.” The last of the Seven Summits to be discovered and named, fewer people have summited Massif than Mt. Everest. Because of its remote location and the unpredictability of Antarctic weather, summiters look out over an expanse of untouched wilderness when they reach the top.

Date: Jan 6th 2020 - Jan 27th 2020

Duration: 23 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

ASIA

MOUNT EVEREST

29,035 ft | 8,845 m

The world’s highest peak, Mount Everest’s iconic summit is over 5.5 miles above sea level. Widely considered the pinnacle of a mountaineer’s climbing career, fewer than 1,000 climbers attempt to summit each year.

Date: April 1 – May 29th, 2020

Duration: 74 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

EUROPE

MOUNT ELBRUS

18,510 ft | 5642 m

This volcanic peak situated in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia is renowned for the landscape’s stark, rugged beauty. From blinding white snow fields to natural hot springs and well-preserved volcanic craters, Elbrus stands majestically at the center of Russia’s high green plains.

Date: July 31st - Aug 16th 2020

Guide: RMI - TBD

Duration: 13 days

Oceania

Carstensz Pyramid

16,023 ft | 4,884 m

Looming over the tropical rainforests of Papua New Guinea, Carstensz Pyramid is Oceania’s highest peak. This technically-advanced climb requires proficiency with fixed ropes, ascenders, rappelling, and rock climbing. Due to its remoteness, government red tape, and fickle equatorial weather, it is one of the less frequented Seven Summits.

Date: October 25th - November 4th, 2021

Duration: 23 days

Guide: Mike Hamil

AFRICA

KILIMANJARO

19,340 ft | 5,895 m

Africa’s highest peak is also the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. Rising from the dense rainforests of the base to Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped glacial peak, Uhuru Point, the summit stands 5,895 meters above sea level.  

Date: TBD - March 2021

Duration: TBD

Guide: Dave Hahn

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Upcoming Expedition Guide

We give in bulk. You can too.

Climb-and-Give is not our only outreach effort. Because we believe more is more, when you buy in bulk, Northerly gives in bulk. Our 50 lb. give-back bag helps food banks, shelters, and charity organizations provide healthy, sustainable meals to those who need it most.

1 in 8 Americans face hunger each day.

That’s why, in addition to the Climb-and-Give, we’re accepting donations to Feed America,  a hunger relief organization with a nationwide network of food banks. 

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Follow the climbers. Track donations. Read about each summit’s challenges and successes. Best of all, see the incredible views as we tackle one of the world’s most challenging mountaineering feats.

Summiting Denali: North America’s Highest Peak

Summiting Denali: North America’s Highest Peak

I knew that Denali was the third highest peak of the Seven Summits. But knowing and seeing are completely different experiences. Nothing could have prepared me for the sight of the mountain. It towered over its snowfields as our bush plane landed and we began loading...

Our Next 7 Summits Stop: The Glacial Heights of Denali

Our Next 7 Summits Stop: The Glacial Heights of Denali

With its sheer granite walls, snowy cornices, and alpine glaciers, Denali is a far cry from my first 7 Summits climb. When we set out to summit Aconcagua, we first had to slog through temps in the low 90s through the Vacas Valley. Here, we’ll fly over the...

Climbing Aconcagua: The Stone Sentinel of the 7 Summits

Climbing Aconcagua: The Stone Sentinel of the 7 Summits

After spending so long training, planning, and plotting, it felt a little surreal to finally board my flight to Mendoza, Argentina— the first stop on the way to Aconcagua. Upon landing, we checked into our hotel and had a little time to enjoy the comforts of...