Climb Kilimanjaro and Fight Poverty in Kenya and Uganda
At 19,344 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes ever to break through the Earth’s crust and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Your challenge is to reach its summit. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a unique fundraising event that pairs the athletic challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the opportunity to support the people of Kenya and Uganda as they live every day amidst the challenges of extreme poverty. Climbing Kilimanjaro is an expedition and opportunity of a life time.
Up to 10 travelers will climb Kilimanjaro in February of 2012. Prior to their trip, participants will raise funds to support the many ongoing projects of Give Us Wings. Give Us Wings works together with adults and children in Kenya and Uganda to eradicate poverty. Through person-to-person support, both financial and educational, people overcome poverty and become self-sufficient. We support community development projects and the medical and education needs of the poorest of the poor in forgotten villages.
For more information about Give Us Wings, check out our website at www.giveuswings.org Join the Kilimanjaro Climb 2012 and it will change your life as well as the lives of families in Kenya and Uganda!
Fundraising target: $5000
Each year Give Us Wings relies on the generosity of the public to raise much needed funds to carry out our work. The Give Us Wings fundraising team is here to support you in reaching this target and can provide advice on how to go about fundraising and the types of activities you might like to organize. Your support is very much appreciated and without your help we would not be able to continue our services for the poorest of the poor in Kenya and Uganda.
Route: The 2012 Kilimanjaro Climb will take the team to the mountain’s summit along the Machame Route. With its breathtaking views of Kibo Peak, lush rain forest and river valleys, the Machame Route is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and considered to be the most scenic route up Kilimanjaro. It also affords one the chance of acclimatization with the concept of climb high, sleep low. The ascent is from the western side of Kilimanjaro, with the descent down the southern face along the Mweka route. We’ll pass through changing vegetation from a tropical forest, to scrubland, to alpine desert and onwards to the summit with its incredible ice fields.
Lodging: Guest Houses and Tents Inclusions: Experienced Leaders, Kilimanjaro Park & Trekking fees, accommodations, most meals, tour coordination, an amazing experience!
Exclusions: Travel to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO in Tanzania), visas, personal hiking gear, guide tips, some meals, and personal spending money.
Fitness level: Training and a good level of fitness is definitely required due to the basic facilities, high altitude, and terrain. Anyone who leads a fairly active and moderately healthy lifestyle should be OK, but the more you exercise before the expedition, the more you will get out of it. Give Us Wings will provide a training plan and opportunities to train as a group as you’re able.
Contact Info: Contact Mary Albright for more information at 651.789.5606 or email@example.com