Never before has such a high peak… been the site of such high stakes.
What’s at stake? Solving part of the global water crisis. Nearly 1 billion people (1,000 million people, to put that in perspective) lack access to clean, safe water. Every 15 seconds an African child dies from a water-related disease. The funds raised by our climbers this year will provide clean water to designated desperate need regions in Tanzania & Kenya that have already been approved. These regions are in Tanzania’s Masai Land & Kenya’s Somali refugee area.
January 8th – 20th 2013 join other business, community, school student, families and church leaders from across the world as they scale Mount Kilimanjaro. At 19,330 ft. (5,891 meters), each step to the top will mark a step toward ending the water crisis for up to 50 communities in East Africa. The event goal is to raise $1 million for clean water projects.
Join us for the expedition of a lifetime in Jan 2013 either by climbing, supporting a climber or making a “Kili Climb” donation.
- It’s Africa’s highest mountain
- It’s the world’s highest freestanding mountain
- It’s spectacular!
Kilimanjaro calls many adventurers to its slopes every year. Trekking to the peak takes you from the plains of Africa through rainforest, heather and moorland, and finally to the glaciated peak that rises above the clouds at 19,330 feet (5,895 meters). Reaching the summit is both a physical and a mental challenge.
We’ll coordinate climbers’ flights and accommodations, and provide skilled guides who have years of experience. We will also provide porters who help carry all tents, food and other belongings – the only thing you’ll need to carry is drinking water.
What kind of commitment is involved, and how can I make a difference?
The individual climber goal is to raise $25,000 which covers all travel and climb costs, as well as the cost of drilling a water well in a rural East African community. We will equip each climber with a first class media kit including DVD and fundraising ideas, and a personal fundraising page on the KiliClimb.org website that you can use to accept donations and track progress toward your goal.
Climbers can also form a team of people to climb Kili and reach fundraising goals faster. See FAQs under “Climber Kits” for more information about forming a team, bringing a spouse or other guest and how fundraising goals correspond to team sizes.