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:

No Poverty

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.

Quality Education

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.

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 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.

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 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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On 19 October, 34 climbers including Tanzanian and Kenyan youth, elite mountain runners, arctic explorers, politicians, industry leaders, and COVID-19 experts will climb to the summit of Africa to highlight the need for equitable access to vaccines. Climbers will reach Uhuru Peak on United Nations Day, 24 October. Funds raised through the.big.climb will go towards the Go Give One campaign, managed by the WHO Foundation, and the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
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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.