About First Summit

First Summit Project


FIRST SUMMIT PROJECT is more than just the printing imprint/ publisher of Push the Rock: Second Chances on the Road to Kilimanjaro. It is R.W.'s personal philosophy and mission: helping others find their first summit and begin overcoming life's challenges and obstacles.

He is always seeking opportunities to help others who are trying to overcome a challenge: from working with his son to run a non-profit to help veterans through outdoors activities, to one day forming and leading a team that will once again seek the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

First Summit Foundation


FIRST SUMMIT FOUNDATION (FSF) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed by R.W. Long and his son.


Helping veterans and their families reintegrate into society and overcome life's daily struggles through extensive wilderness exploration and endurance activities. By doing this, we encourage veterans to find their own demarcation line between war and peace. 

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