Wife of Littleton Cop Missing After Climb in Russia Starts Charity to Help Other Missing Climbers Abroad

Colorado Police Officers Foundation Steven Beare

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Olivia Beare is still getting used to life without her husband, but says she hopes to use her experience to help other missing climbers abroad.

Steven Beare

Her husband, Littleton police officer Steven Beare, went missing more than a month ago while climbing Mt. Elbrus in Russia.

“I use to say everything happens for a reason. I don’t know what the reason is of my husband going missing on this mountain because it definitely sucks, but if this is the reason, and if we end up saving someone else’s life that will be enough for me,” said Olivia.

She said she started the non-profit Climbing For Beare to help raise money for recovery efforts to find her husband in Russia and also to help other Americans whose loved ones go missing while climbing mountains abroad.

“Our goal is for our relief to be two-fold: Helping to organize search teams in and around the mountain where your climber is, as well as helping you at home get various support to continue–everyday needs, from meals, errands, and household maintenance. We are honored to help you and your family,” the non-profit’s website says of its goals.

“Even if I can help one family find their loved one alive, it’s worth it,” Olivia said.

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