The Big Climb - Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
From: 19.10.2021 to: 24.10.2021

On 19 October 2021, a diverse group of change-makers will join forces to climb Africa’s highest peak. Athletes, political leaders, United Nations officials, medical doctors, scientists and youth advocates will raise awareness of the urgent need for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Funds raised during the climb will go to the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund and the Go Give One campaign managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation. Contributions will provide COVID-19 vaccines, prioritizing those who need them the most in countries that cannot afford the vaccine.

A total of 34 climbers, representing different cultures, backgrounds and continents, will make the ascent. These include ten sponsored youth from community projects and schools in Tanzania and Kenya, and the world’s fastest women mountain runners – including Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador Mira Rai, an award-winning trail and sky runner from Nepal. The climbers plan to reach the summit symbolically on United Nations Day, 24 October.

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