Who will do the climb?
The Big Climb was initiated by Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI), a Kenyan-based NGO set up by victims and former perpetrators of crime in Nairobi. KI organizes climbs to raise awareness about issues that affect youth, and funds community-based projects.
How will the project be executed
On Mount Kilimanjaro, climbers will take the 7-day Rongai day route, reaching the summit of Africa on 6 August.
To Everest Basecamp, trekkers will take a 12 route through the Khumbu Valley in Nepal.
You can also participate on these campaigns, as an individual or as part of a group. During The Big Climbs, walk, trek, or climb any distance or altitude. Contribute to raising awareness on mountain sustainable developments, and help raise funds from mountain community-based projects. Post your achievements on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #SupportTheBigClimb.
The Big Climbs encompass the following SDGs
SDGs in everything we do
The Big Climb encompasses the following SDGs
- No Poverty
- Good Health and well being
- Gender equality
- Quality Education
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Reduced inequalities
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate actions
- Life on Land
- Partnerships for the goals
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Contribute to raising awareness and funds for sustainable mountain development projects. Post your achievement on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #SupportTheBigClimb
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“Mountains are the water towers of our civilizations. We must treat their environments with great respect, and support their fragile ways of life in the face of rapidly growing urbanization, tourism and consumerism”.
Tim Challen, Founder of The Big Climb
Want to support this mission?
Be a part of The Big Climbs. In parallel with the Mount Kilimanjaro climb and Mount Everest Basecamp trek, organize your own activity. Raise awareness on the need to support sustainable mountain development. Raise funds for projects that will make a difference in communities, using mountains as vehicle for creating better and more sustainable lively hoods.
Funds will go to recognized community-based projects.