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Challenge21 – Kilimanjaro 2014

kili-bannerAs many of your know, since 2011 I’ve launched 5 expeditions to mountains around the world, from the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda to Mount Everest’s West Ridge, el Pico de Orizaba to Mount Kenya to following the length of the Ganges River in India; all of these expeditions have been dedicated to the cause of water – fundraising, awareness raising, and spreading the word about the realities of the global water situation.

To date, my teammates and I have raised nearly $300,000, every penny of which has gone directly to water charities and their life changing programs.

In a few weeks, I’ll be setting off on another Challenge21 fundraising climb for water. I have a great team of friends who I’ll be leading up the Rongai Route on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa. Our goal is to raise $1 for every foot of Kili’s altitude, for a total of $19,340. We’ll be raising funds this time for a dynamic, exciting water non-profit, charity:water, and we’d love to have your support.

Please visit our charity:water Challenge21 – Kilimanjaro page to learn more and donate today.

And, please watch the charity:water September Campaign video below to learn more about the issues and their work to solve them.

September Campaign 2014 – The Sahel Region from charity: water on Vimeo.

The Sahel is a narrow strip of land just below the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa. This area is frequently affected by drought and famine, and access to clean water is rare. This September, join the campaign to bring sustainable, clean water solutions to 100,000 people in two of the least developed countries in the Sahel: Mali & Niger.

Learn more and get involved now at:

Director of Photography – Paul Pryor –
Music by Tony Anderson (
Sound design by Ryan Pribyl (

About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

  1. Colin
    ColinSeptember 3,14

    Best of luck Jake and team on your hike up Kilimanjaro, I will look forward in seeing some great photographs from you!

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