The Big Climb fully committed to
the Sustainable Development Goals

SDGs – A roadmap to a better future

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Supporting the goals

The Big Climb encompasses the following SDGs, in respect to its event on Mt Kilimanjaro:

No Poverty

The Big Climb will provide much needed income to guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro region. Countries and service providers are suffering due to lack of tourism.

Quality Education

10 Kenyan and Tanzanian youth have been sponsored to do the climb. They will all undergo a leadership and mentorship program.

Clean Water and Sanitation

Climbers will use water provided by the mountain only; and use sanitation facilities provided by park authorities.

Reduced Inequalities

The fair distribution of vaccines is central to The Big Climb’s objectives. All humans deserve equitable access.

Climate Change

The Big Climb will be carbon neutral. All transport to, on and back from the mountain will be offset by planting requisite number of trees.

Partnership for the Goals

The Big Climb is dedicated to working with partners, with the aim to demonstrate that we must work as ONE in the fight against COVID-19.

Good Health and Well Being

COVID-19 has greatly affected health care systems. The Big Climb will raise funds for much needed resources.

Gender Equality

Women play a fundamental role in our communities. The Big Climb aims for a 50/50 gender representation amongst its climbers.

Decent work and economic growth

The Big Climb is partnering with the Kilimanjaro Porters Association, a commitment to the working conditions of porters.

Responsible Consumption and Production

The Big Climb will be equipped by responsible vendors and food for the mountain will be locally outsourced.

Life on Land

Climbers will adheres to all guidelines imposed by park authorities, in respect to wildlife and nature on the mountain.

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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!



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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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“I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with this group in 2016. It changed my life. Where I once saw despair, I now see hope”

Benedetta Mbeneka, Mt Kilimanjaro climber and PDAID Foundation Program Officer

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.