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Climb Kilimanjaro to Help End Slavery and Violence

Take on the challenge of a lifetime and climb the world’s highest free-standing Mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, in order to help bring freedom!

Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge

Join us and other IJM Champions and friends in October 2022 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, in order to help bring freedom!

Climb for Freedom is an amazing opportunity to connect in a deeply personal way with the fight to end slavery and violent oppression.

The trip includes a visit to IJM's field office in Nairobi, which works to combat police abuse of power and support survivors of police violence. IJM Kenya is also launching a new programme to combat child sexual exploitation on the Kenyan coast.

Join a team of active IJM champions to undertake the six-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, via the Rongai Route. We'll reach the summit on Anti-Slavery Day (18th October) for a hugely significant opportunity to raise awareness and speak up for the 40 million people in modern slavery today. This trip is being run in collaboration with our kind partners at RightFoot Adventure.

Learn more about IJM's Kilimanjaro Challenge and the chance to climb for freedom.

Trip Costs and Details

When: October 2022

In light of the COVID-19 uncertainty around travelling, we will be in close communication with you about the dates and trip challenge. We are full of hope that this trip will go ahead as planned, but if things change, there will be a guaranteed full refund.

Cost: £3,295 inclusive of all flights, accommodation, meals, transportation, and ‘the climb'.

Fundraising Target: We have set a target of £3,000 per person, an amount which would help IJM work to end slavery and violence around the world.

Sign up: Get in touch with IJM UK’s Champions team here, to find out more and register your interest.

About Mount Kilimanjaro

At 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest walkable mountain in the world and therefore requires no technical experience or equipment. Reaching the roof of Africa is however a considerable and, at times, gruelling challenge. The midnight ascent to the summit is the toughest test both physically and mentally. The effect of being at altitude will also play its part throughout, but you are more than rewarded by sunrise at the highest point on the continent!

About IJM's Work in Kenya

IJM remains committed to holding police accountable and working with the authorities to address police misconduct. IJM works alongside government investigative agencies to prosecute abusive police and provide hands-on training for police and officials to strengthen the legal safeguards that protect innocent people.

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About The Trek

From Nairobi we will travel to Kilimanjaro and set out on the start of the journey to 5,895m via the six-day Rongai Route. The trek will lead you through tropical rainforest, alpine landscape, lunar desert and finally reach the stunning glacier at the mountain’s summit at sunrise on 18th October, which is Anti-Slavery Day 2022. After descending the mountain, the final day on 20 October 2022 will be an opportunity to relax and savour your achievements prior to travelling back to Nairobi Airport for the return overnight flight home.

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"We are seeing whole nations change as a result of IJM's transformative work. This trip will be a celebration of the breakthroughs we've seen and also a chance to raise valuable awareness and funds to bring many more people to freedom from slavery and violence!"

Esther Swaffield-Bray IJM UK Partnerships Director and Trip Lead

Interested in Taking Part in IJM UK's Climb Kilimanjaro Challenge?

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