On May 13, 2022, local man Dave Ashley became the first living donor to climb all Seven Summits in under 12 months. Casual Adventure Outfitters in Arlington, Virginia, who has sponsored and outfitted Ashley during his expeditions, will host him at a special in-store event on Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm. Ashely will present on his preparations for and experiences of his record setting trek, his enthusiasm for endurance sports, and shed light on the importance of considering organ donation.
Ashley is now embarking on a trek to summit the highest point in every state. As of December 2022, he has climbed 32 of the 50 state high points and plans to complete the rest in the spring of 2023. Ashley also coordinates guided treks to Everest Base Camp and will be sharing details of his next planned treks scheduled for April 5 and October 5, 2023.