Because if there's something the climbing world needs more than anything right now, is a 2-hour-long Go Pro video of you and your buddy huffing and puffing your way up the highest hike in North America. And if I give you guys $5,000, I get to have you hold my hand up a California 14er (gear not included)? Oooh boy, my wallet is a-flutter at the opportunity.
Here's an idea: how about you fund your own damn expedition?
Also, I'm glad you included your ability to boulder "V4/5" in your climbing resume. That's going to come in super handy on the 13,000 foot snow slog.