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:
The Big Climb will provide much needed income to guides and porters in the Kilimanjaro and Everest regions. Countries and service providers are suffering due to lack of tourism during the Covid19 pandemic.
10 Kenyan and Tanzanian youth are annually 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.
The fair distribution of vaccines is central to The Big Climb’s objectives. All humans deserve equitable access.
The Big Climb seeks to offset its carbon emissions through investment in renewable energy and tree planting.
Partnership for the Goals
The Big Climb is dedicated to working with partners, with the aim to demonstrate that we must work as ONE to ensure sustainable mountain development.
Good Health and Well Being
COVID-19 has greatly affected health care systems. The Big Climb will raise funds for much needed resources.
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 Mt. Kilimanjaro partners with the Kilimanjaro Porters Association, committing to quality working conditions for porters. The Big Climb Nepal partners with Wild Yak Expeditions who ensure all Sherpa guides and porters, including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and lodging are covered.
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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“Since its first climb in 2006, our initiative has led more than 700 climbers from various backgrounds. Different nations, faiths, ethnicities, sexual orientations and economic backgrounds have all been represented. We just don’t discriminate. This climb underlines our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. Our climbers climb as ONE community!”
Tim Challen, Founder of The Big Climb and member of The Explorers Club
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.