Kilimanjaro 2015

Image of Mount Kilimanjaro

 

‘The mountains will always be there; the trick is to make sure you are too.’    – Hervey Voge

Join the fight against blindness by taking on Africa’s highest point, it is the highest free standing mountain in the World.  The name Kilimanjaro is believed to come from Swahili, Kilima meaning ‘hill or little mountain’ and Njaro meaning ‘white or shining’. Tower over 4500m above the rift valley and the surrounding landscape it makes for an impressive sight.

Kilimanjaro is suitable for people with a good level of fitness. If you enjoy a good challenge this is for you! The sense of achievement & the incredible view from the highest point in Africa will make all your hard work well worth it.

  • Height: 5896m (19,340ft)
  • Accommodation: Hotels and camping
  • Registration Fee: €399 (directly to Earth’s Edge when booking)
  • Fundraising Target: €5,000 (min 2 months before departure)

 

Image of Kilimanjaro Trekkers

For upcoming expedition dates check out the Earths Edge website here or you can contact them at 01 5320869 or email info@earths-edge.com

 Kickstart your fundraising today by letting us know your plans – we can provide you with everything you need. Contact Clodagh at clodagh.ryan@fightingblindness.ie or 01 6789 004

 

TESTIMONIAL: The Brown Family & Friends

An amazing group of 24 people from the small island of Jersey (plus friends and relatives from Ireland, US and UK) trekked Kilimanjaro in September 2011. The group was organised by Tom and David Brown, two brothers with Usher syndrome and patients of Paul Kenna. A very BIG THANK YOU to all the Browns and their extraordinary friends and family for braving such a challenege & raising incredible funds to fight blindness/

Watch their trek unfold in this amazing video taken along the trail: