Challenge21 – Kilimanjaro 2014

Challenge21 – Kilimanjaro 2014

A young girl at her home near Fort Portal, Uganda.

In October, 2014, I will lead a group of friends and climbers up Mount Kilimanjaro.

At 19,340 feet, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa; it is a great challenge, and a wonderful climb. This will be my sixth expedition to Kilimanjaro, and an exciting one as my teammates and I will be yet again raising money for one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: water.

Since 2011, through my Challenge21 project, we’ve raised nearly $300,000 for global safe water and sanitation. We’ll be pushing onward in 2014, raising more money, this time working with the great team at charity:water. Learn more about charity:water here, and the water crisis in general through the video below:

We have set a big goal for ourselves on this expedition – and not just in climbing the mountain. We’re also aiming to raise $19,340 for charity:water, $1 for every foot of altitude of Kilimanjaro. Please learn more about, and donate to, our campaign here. As with every Challenge21 project and climb, every single penny raised will go straight to solving the global water crisis.

I am excited – and honored – to be teaming up with such a great crew for this expedition. They’re hard working, dedicated professionals, and looking to not only have a great adventure this October, but make a real difference in our world at the same time. The team includes:

Halle Griffee
Karen Joynt
Liz Withers
Tom Maddox
John Dalton
Mel Anderson
Maria Anderson
Julie Brassard

Please stay tuned to The MountainWorld Blog for updates before, during, and after our expedition, and follow us on social media as well. And, please donate to charity:water if you can.