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Climb for Freedom: Kilimanjaro

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to help bring freedom

Take on the challenge of a lifetime

IJM UK's Climb for Freedom is not only an epic adventure and remarkable challenge, but an incredible opportunity to help bring freedom. It's also a chance to connect in a deeply personal way with the fight to end slavery and violence including visiting the inspiring IJM Kenya team.

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Trip Details

When: Updated dates: 23 June - 2 July 2024

Cost: Approx. £3,500. 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 stop slavery and violence around the world.

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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, Uhuru Peak. After descending the mountain, there 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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What was the trip like?

"It is hard to put into words the extraordinary privilege that IJM UK's first ever Climb for Freedom challenge was. Finally reaching Uhuru (‘Freedom’) Peak as the sunrise broke on global Anti Slavery Day is something I will never forget."

Esther Swaffield-Bray Chief Partnerships Officer, IJM UK and Climb for Freedom Trip Lead 2022

"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 Chief Partnerships Officer, IJM UK and Climb for Freedom Trip Lead 2022

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

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