Who: Fearless female mountain conquerers. (Acrophobics need not apply.)
What: Scale the highest free standing moutain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Where: Tanzania, Africa
When: August 12-21, 2011
Why: To support Tanzanian women living with HIV/AIDS
Support For International Change has teamed up with The Peaks Foundation, an organization that organizes global mountain challenges for women who seek adventure and a sense of personal acheivement. Their work has directly impacted communities in Nepal, India, Tanzania, Congo, Kenya and South America.
The 1 Peak 1 Week Kilimanjaro Challenge aims to assist Support for International Change and their effort across northern Tanzania to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS by providing education, economic and social support.
If the 1 Peak 1 Week Kilimanjaro Challenge fails to recruit at least 5 climbers in the next two weeks, this challenge will be pulled. Support for International Change will not be able to provide much needed resources for Tanzanian women living with HIV/AIDS.
Here is a brief one week itinerary on your climb up to Mount Kilimanjaro:
- Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport – transfer to Arusha
- Day 2: Half day with local organization, Game drive
- Day 3: Day with local organization
- Day 4-8: Kilimanjaro climb
- Day 9: Kilimanjaro decent, celebration dinner
- Day 10: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport
Please pass on this post to friends, family, adventurers, mountain climbers and anyone who would be interested in scaling Mount Kilimanjaro. RTs and Stumbles is also much appreciated in helping to spread the word. It would be even more awesome if you can share this with your readers.
The more people who know about it, the more likely this challenge will be able to succeed and the more likely Tanzanian women living HIV/AIDS will have the resources they desperately need.