On 1 – 7 August and 5 – 20 November 2022

Climbers and trekkers from all backgrounds with the same purpose

United Teams

The Big Climbs to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest Basecamp bring together climbers from all backgrounds. The teams include youth from disenfranchised communities, mountain athletes, representatives from the private and public sectors, and celebrities. The climb and trek will be lead by Mount Kilimanjaro world record holders and Mount Everest conquerors. The climbers and trekkers will be assisted by support crews from communities through which the routes past.

Become a Team Member

You can be a part of The Big Climb Teams! Organize an activity in support of our efforts. Climb, trek, run or walk during the weeks of 1 – 7 August and 5 – 20 November. Participate as an individual or within a group. Highlight your activity through social media, using #SupportTheBigClimb. Raise awareness about the need to support sustainable mountain development. Fundraise using our donation platform, or directly for an organization dedicated to sustainable mountain development.

The Big Climb Partners

The foundation is a long-term partner of climb organizer Kilimanjaro Initiative. They are assisting The Big Climb with fundraising efforts.

Since 2006, Kilimanjaro Initiative has lead more than 600 youth and representatives from the private and public sectors to the summit of Africa. Its climbs break social barriers and help fund youth-based community projects in East Africa.

Sport and Sustainability International’s mission is to accelerate sustainability in and through sport. We are proud to support The Big Climb in its contribution to the SDGs, particularly as related to health.

The African Union (AU) supports The Big Climb and its mission to encourage African and global solidarity in the face of COVID-19.

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) is partnering with The Big Climb, as a way to strengthen the continental response to COVID-19.

Organizing Mt Kilimanjaro climbs since 1932. Dedicated to safety and sustainability. An industry leader with respect to crew remuneration and conditions.

Women's Brain Project

Women’s Brain Project is a Swiss-based international non-profit organization focused on sex and gender determinants of brain and mental health as a gateway to precision medicine

The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) is sponsoring the training and climb for eight youth from disenfranchised communities in East Africa.


10 Kenyan and Tanzanian youth selected to do the climb will also take part in a six-month mentorship program, designed and funded by PDAID Foundation.

WHO Foundation sets out to protect the health and well-being of everyone, in every part of the world. The Big Climb is supporting the Go Give One campaign managed by the foundation.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19. Donations from The Big Climb, made through the Go Give One Campaign, will support the Gavi COVAX AMC program.

Sauti Kuu works with disadvantaged children, youth and their families through sustainable local practices. Sauti Kuu has two youth representatives on the climb.

Ethiopian Airlines is a Pan-African airline that has assisted with the distribution of vaccines throughout the continent. They are sponsoring the travel of two athletes on the climb.

D.Lights solar products have transformed more than 100 million lives across 70 countries. They are providing The Big Climb team solar power for the ascent.



Contribute to raising awareness and funds for sustainable mountain development projects. Post your achievement on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #SupportTheBigClimb

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.
sustainablemountainalliance has focused on ensuring the.big.climb is conducted sustainably, offsetting our GHG emissions through solar investments for the local Marangu Hospital and supporting achievement of the UN #SDGs #sdgaction #supportthebigclimb #sustainablesport #sustainabletourism #mountainsmatter #kilimanjaro #vaccinejustice #trailrunning
Thanks to the commitment of the.big.climb partners and supporters phoenixdesignaid SalomonRunning UNmountains #kilimanjaroinitiative SandSI UNFCU UNFCUFoundation Gavi AfricanUnion AfricanCDC DNPDA sautikuufoundation ethiopian_airline

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.

Find out more about The Big Climb here: https://thebigclimb.org/

#COVAX #Nevergiveup #Vaccineinjustice #supportthebigclimb

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We are so proud of Fred and how he represented Sauti Kuu on The Big Climb!


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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.