The Water Tower film on Mount Kenya

In July, 2013, Jake Norton led a Challenge21 Expedition to Kenya to climb Africa’s second highest peak, Mount Kenya. In addition to climbing the mountain, the expedition was focused on telling the story of this water tower of East Africa: Mount Kenya supplies some 70% of the country’s fresh water, and yet it is changing rapidly, its glaciers disappearing due to climate change and its outflows increasingly tapped by agriculture and a burgeoning population.

Acclaimed and award-winning photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride helped organize the expedition, and produced The Water Tower, a 28 minute film that premiered at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California, in January, 2013.

View the trailer here, and watch for The Water Tower coming to a film festival near you!

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