Climb Kilimanjaro for SPANA animal charity

Taking part in a sponsored trek abroad is a fantastic way to explore the world while doing your bit for charity.

Discover one of the world’s most famous sites and experience Kilimanjaro while raising money to help working animals all over the world.

What:
Climb more than 6,000 meters to the peak of Kilimanjaro in the name of your chosen charity. Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most famous mountains and one of the toughest tests of endurance you’ll experience while fundraising for your chosen charity. Looming almost 6,000 metres about sea level, the dormant volcano is a dramatic fixture set against Tanzania’s open plains and flat land. Book your place and start fundraising for this once in a lifetime experience climbing the highest freestanding mountain in the world. One of the famous “Seven Summits,” the trek gradually increases in difficulty, pushing your stamina and endurance.

The 10-day challenge starts when you and your fellow adventurers land in Moshi, Tanzania, taking in the beautiful landscape on your way out to the Shora Plateau and Lava Tower. From there, traverse the rocky climb of Barranco ravine before arriving at Barafu Camp to rest. The final two days are dedicated to ascending the Uhuru peak summit, a challenging trek which will really push you to the limits of your stamina.

Camp at the peak while taking in the stunning plains of the Serengeti and enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from taking on this incredible challenge.

Throughout this adventure you can enjoy this unique fundraising experience knowing that you are in good hands with the experienced Discover Adventure staff of guides and doctors as well as a friendly local support crew of porters, guides, cooks, and drivers.

Itinerary:
Day 1-2: Depart London, arrive Moshi
Day 3-6: Gradual but challenging ascent through eco-systems to Shira Plateau and Lava Tower, then tough rocky climb through Barranco ravine and on to Barafu Camp (4600m)
Day 7-8: Start in dart to summit Uhuru Peak (5896m), descent to Millennium Camp (3720m) and on to foot of mountain, return to Moshi
Day 9-10: Free time before flight departure, arrive home Day 10

When:
Challenge slots are available throughout the year.
17 Feb, 2017
11 Aug, 2017
22 Sept, 2017

What’s included?
The cost of your trip includes accommodation, flights and internal transport, camping equipment, meals, trekking permit, National Park entry, and entry to other sights of interest. Fees also cover the Discover Adventure team and all support staff.

Difficulty:
As this is a mountain trek, the terrain is varied and ranges from wet and muddy lower plains to rocky and rugged mountain faces. Due to the high altitude, even experienced trekkers will find this a challenging climb that will test their endurance to the limits. As altitude affects everyone differently, the Discover Adventure team will take great care to make sure that all members of the trek are able to complete the challenge at their own comfort level and speed, but preparation is advised.

Sponsorship and Deadlines:
There is a registration fee of £399 to secure your place with a commitment to raise a further £4,050 – £4,150 for SPANA, depending the date of your trek. The registration fee guarantees your place on the trip and is non-refundable. Once you hit your fundraising target – to be donated to SPANA no later than 10 weeks before departure- SPANA will fund your trip costs.
If you have any worries about hitting this target, please speak to a member of the SPANA fundraising team. Or, you can self-fund and pay a £399 registration fee and a further £1,800 before the trip. You can then donate 100% of your fundraising efforts directly to SPANA.

Register Your Interest
Book your place today – the SPANA Fundraising team would love for you to come on board by taking part in open challenge trek. When you’re part of the SPANA team we’ll provide you with hints and tips to help you reach your fundraising target, training advice, and provide you with your very own SPANA running vest or T-shirt to wear with pride during your trip.
Contact our team to learn more or book your place.