Team Kili 2019
We are a group of friends* who have decided to join forces to climb the highest mountain in Africa this summer! This idea originated as a personal challenge but we would also like to make a difference to the local community hosting us and that will be looking after us on our climb!
Our chosen charity, The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), is an international non-profit organization tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalized girls to go to school, and empowering young women to step up as leaders of change.
Just £180 will support a girl through secondary education for one year and, as mothers of daughters and / or women in leadership roles ourselves, this charity spoke to our hearts.
At a colossal 5,895m, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the largest volcanoes to ever break through the Earth’s crust. Our challenge is to clamber above the sea of clouds to its summit. We begin in the lush rainforests of the Lemosho Glades, climbing towards the Shira Plateau. From here we can see our goal: the ice-capped peak of Kibo. We follow the Southern Flank, Barranco Wall and Barafu Route to the summit. Kilimanjaro – with its 1,000m ascent and 2,000m descent – is not to be underestimated. This is one of the toughest but most exhilarating adventures we will ever embark on.
Wish us luck and we would be very thankful for any donation big or small.
*Kate Sterland-Green, Jude Philo, Louise Hartley, Claire Dailly, Geri Arrigoni & Roxy Kennedy