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Your contribution will provide much needed COVID-19 vaccines prioritizing those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford them

Why should you donate?

The Big Climb is working closely with the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention; African Union (AU); Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and WHO Foundation. All donations collected through The Big Climb will go towards the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, either through the Gavi COVAX AMC program or the African Union. Your contribution will help protect those who need the vaccine most.

To whom should you donate?

The Big Climb donation platform allows you to donate either to the AU COVID-19 Response Fund; or to the Go Give One campaign managed by the WHO Foundation. Donations to the AU COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on Africa only, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located. Donations to the Go Give One campaign will assist lower-income countries throughout the world.

Note that both donation platforms offer practical payment solutions, based on your current location.



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The Big Climb was all about hope and collective action. My first climb of the highest peak in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro, 5,895m aimed to raise awareness of the need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. I am so thankful for this opportunity and for letting me become a part of this team!



🍎I am very much looking forward to being back on #Kilimanjaro next week, this time for The Big Climb for #VaccineJustice in Africa and beyond. ℹ️Find out more and join us at

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Covered the bike in #NewHaven, #Connecticut and heading to #Tanzania to join and #SupportTheBigClimb of #Kilimanjaro for #VaccinEquity, and #justice.

Why? Because all people and all #MountainsMatter!

The Big Climb has created an official and iconic T-shirt that all climbers will be wearing during the #climb which starts tomorrow, 19 October. Watch the video to hear and see Azra Mujacic, Internal Communication and Quality Coordinator at Phoenix Design Aid, explain the details of the T-shirt.


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Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is essential in defeating the pandemic. The virus is winning due to human moral failure. We cannot let this happen.

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The countdown to The Big Climb has begun! Our PDAid Foundation is a proud partner of the climb and we are eager to begin the journey in 56 days.

This climb of the highest peak in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m/ 19,340 ft), aims to raise awareness of the need to fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. The Big Climb will raise funds to better track and understand the virus, equip health care workers, and purchase vaccines for equitable distribution on the understanding that ‘no one is safe until everyone is safe’. By climbing as one, we can overcome common adversity.

Climb dates: 19 to 25 October 2021
Climb route: Rongai route (tented camps)

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We created this video in support of the SDGaction Global Week to #ACT4SDGs. We hope you enjoy it!

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“After being shot during an armed robbery in Nairobi, I have organized many climbs to raise awareness on social issues affecting youth. The fight against COVID-19 will define our future”

Tim Challen, The Big Climb Co-organizer and Founder of Kilimanjaro Initiative

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.