Kilimanjaro Climb

Every year, KI organizes a climb to the summit of Africa as a way to raise awareness on social issues that affect young women and men in undeserved communities in East Africa and throughout the world. The climb themes have included:

    KI has now assisted more than 400 climbers from 50 countries to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, including youth leaders, victims / survivors of crime, reformed criminals, members of civil society, United Nations officials, Public Sector Reps, CEOs, celebrities and journalists.

    Click on each year to see our climbers

    Year .................Theme

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    General Sarakikya Tanzanian Formerly: Chief of Tanzania’s People Defence Forces; Cabinet Minister; and Ambassador
    Rahim Niah Tanzanian TAHOYAG
    Godfrey Teni Tanzanian TAHOYAG
    Eliwaza Tanzanian Kinondoni
    Felix Oduor Kenyan Kibera Youth Group
    Judy Waithera Kenyan Khalishep youth group
    Austin Nyabola Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Gabriel Kerario Kenyan Sadili Oval
    Gracie Akinyi Kenyan Sadili Oval
    Happiness Tanzanian Moshi
    Cholobi Tanzanian Kitunda
    Wilson Mawe Kenyan Outward Bounds Instructor
    Ali Sheikh Somalia ICTR
    Andreas Bender German JP Morgan
    Juma Assiago Kenyan UN-HABITAT
    Georgina Challen British Hong Kong University
    Yan Chu Fan Hong Kong Walt Disney Motion Pictures Inc, Vice-President
    Michael Connery USA UNFCU
    Kim Campbell USA UNFCU
    Marcy Landrau Columbia UNFCU
    George Otieno Kenyan Kenyan Police
    Dickson Mathenge Kenyan Kenyan Police
    Pamela Agnone Kenyan Hip Hop Musician

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Adam Njarita Tanzanian Arusha Youth Group
    Bonne Nyaki Tanzanian Marangu
    Sofia Rashidi Tanzanian Kitunda
    Nicholas Abraham Tanzanian TAYOHAG
    Jacqueline Makori Kenyan Youth Council
    William Nyawalo Kenyan Sadili Oval
    Sadique Bilal Kenyan Silanga Youth Group
    John Ndambuki Kenyan Korogocho
    Patrick Ominde Kenyan Youth council
    Marvin Feghouli Italian Geneva (sponsored by the city of Geneva)
    Franklin Sakwa Kenyan Outward Bounds Trust instructor
    Tatsuo Okada Japanese Global Sports Alliance,Executive Director
    Carmela Lanza Honduras UN-HABITAT, Safer Cities programme
    Gift Katani Kenyan UN-HABITAT
    Kemi Tibaijuka Tanzanian Private sector
    Adrian Baskey USA UNDP, Service Centre Manager, Burundi
    Dr.Ling Kituyi Norwegian UNON Medical Service
    Eric Falt French UNEP, Director of Communications
    Fanina Kodre Canadian UNEP
    Michael Alexander Canadian Private sector
    Matt Baskey USA Private sector–London
    Pamela Agnone USA UNFCU
    Michael Agnone USA Student – Long Island New York
    Ali Sheikh Somalia ICTR
    Richard Kigen Kenyan Sports Stadia
    Susan Mwangi Kenyan Journalist
    Sylvie Lacroux French UN-Habitat
    Jeff Healy Canadian WOCCU
    Bernard Ongeso Kenyan Pendo Youth - Nairobi
    Jonathan Lewin Swiss Student
    Alec Maurice Swiss Student
    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Halid Lyimo Tanzania Marangu Community
    Busoro Mohamed Tanzania Ilala Youth Development Society, Dar es Salaam
    Fatuma Kazumari Tanzania Kongowe-Mzinga Youth Group,Temeke,Dar
    Celestine Raphael Tanzania Tanzania Scouts,Dodoma
    Rose-Mary Ngonyani Tanzania Nguvumali Youth Centre,Tanga
    James John Choyo Tanzania Youth Information Centre,Bagamoyo
    Christine Apondi Kenyan Silanga Youth Group, Kibera,Nairobi
    Stephen Kasoa Kenyan Silanga Youth Group,Kibera,Nairobi
    Esther Aurah Jescah Kenyan Pendo Moja Youth Group,Eastlands,Nairobi
    Julius Muteti Kenyan Pendo Moja Youth Group,Eastlands,Nairobi
    Cecilia Njeri Kenyan Kenya Scouts,Nairobi
    Franklyn Sakwa Kenyan Outward Bounds Instructor
    Nicholas Limbe Kenyan Silanga Youth Group,Kibera,Nairobi
    Sonia Cruickshank Grenada/USA World Intellectual Property Organization
    Georgina Challen British Hong Kong University
    Yan Chu Fan Hong Kong Walt Disney Motion Pictures Inc,Vice-President
    Mark Zoradi USA Walt Disney Motion Pictures Inc,CEO
    Carl Makokha Kenyan Kaniaru & Kaniaru Advocates
    Jacklyne Atieno Kenyan Pendo Youth Nairobi
    Cristina Donini Italian Merck Serono
    Joseph O’Gidi Kenyan UNEP, Web Division–Hip Hop artist
    Hilda Barasa Kenyan Kenyan Student
    Jason Aswani Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Olive Nyokabi Kenyan Kenyan Student
    George Otieno Kenyan Kenya Police Force
    Eric Irungu Kenyan Medical student
    Crispin Ochieng Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Susan Wangechi Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Douglas Wakihuri Kenyan Former Marathon Champion - Musician
    Moureen Akinyi Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Caroline Washindu Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Emmanuel Odhiambo Kenyan Pendo Youth
    Joshua Juma Kenyan Pendo Youth
    James Bwire Kenyan Pendo Youth

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Debra Da Costa USA UNFCU
    Peter Da Costa USA
    Suwaka Abbas Tanzania Teyeden
    Neema F Mawala Tanzania Marangu youth
    Mitzie Pasan gary UNFCU
    Michael Alexander Canadian Private sector
    Amina Darani Kenyan UNEP
    Dennis Rainaldi USA UNFCU
    Tom Kurian USA UNFCU
    Emmakate Young USA/td> UNEP
    Adrian Mathurin USA UNFCU
    Fanina Kodre Alexander Canadian UNEP,Head of Internet Unit
    Wambasi Carl Makokha Kenyan Kilimanjaro initiative
    Franklin W Sakwa (papa) Kenyan Outward bound
    Donini Christina Italian Merck serono
    Josphat Oyamo Kenyan Silanga youth group
    Jackline Atieno Kenyan Pendo youth
    Emmiliana Madembwe Tanzanian Dar-esalam safer cities
    Shabani Omary Tanzanian Dar-es-salam safer
    Sherah Nyambura Kimani Kenyan Silanga youth group
    Benedict Ofori Sarpong Ghananian Play soccer international
    Irene Njeri Mwega Kenyan Khalishep youth
    Shades Waswa Opoli Kenyan Western men empowerment
    Winnie Muthoni Kenyan Pendo youth
    Mohamed A.Mohamed Kenyan Youth reform
    Juliana Nekesa Kenyan Western women empowerment
    David Momanyi Kenyan Youth for habitat kenya
    Collo Blings Kenyan Artist
    Antoine Tardy Switzerland UN sport for development and peace.
    Pam Agnone USA UNFCU,Senior Vice President,Retail Services

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Mike Connery USA UNFCU
    Emmie Kemper Kenya Miss KOCH
    Claudia Schiappacasse Italy Employed T.O
    Marina A.Motta Brazil Luta Pela Paz
    Fiorella Masiero Italy
    Bernard Ongeso Kenya Kilimanjaro Initiative
    Liz Patella USA Brunswick Group (PR agency)
    Jackie Connery USA Registered Nurse-NYU Med Centre
    John Kigoma Kenya Brotherhood Youth Group
    Kuria Eddie Kenya Jericho All Stars FC Youth Group
    Kevin Kuya Kenya Basecamp
    Franklin Sakwa Kenya Basecamp
    Richard Nibigira Burundi Peace and Sport (student)
    Mary Lyimo Tanzania Kilimanjaro Initiative Group
    Naigzy Gebremedhin Eritrea Retiree
    Khatibu Shoi Msumi Tanzania Yolide
    Ramatsokotla Mokgadi South Africa Play Soccer South Africa
    Peter Winstanley UK Credit Suisse
    Kibui Mohedine Kenya Sisal Youth Group
    Brion Bonkowski USA Consultant
    Maya Alexandri USA Self Employed
    Brian Rainaldi USA Private sector
    Sonia Cruickshank USA World Intellectual Property Organization
    Anne-France White Kenyan Media Officer,UNEP
    Mitzie Buckley Antigua Barbuda Intellectual Property/Corporate Lawyer
    Kathryn Becher Kenyan Action for Children in Conflict
    Harriet Lwakatare Tanzania Customer Service Manager-TIGO
    Ingrid Beutler Switzerland UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)
    Dennis Rainaldi USA UNFCU
    Douglas Noronha Brazil Student

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Kennedy Wambua Kenyan Umoja youth reform group
    Nelson Konunda Kenyan Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
    Elizabeth Andiego Kenyan Box girls
    Nelson Ochieng Kenyan Mashimoni youth group
    Judith Michael Tanzania
    Derick Kalugirar Tanzania Mwanza
    Amon John Tanzania
    Hellen Tash Kenyan Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)
    Mwajuma Ramathan Tanzania

    Name Nationality Organization
    Kennedy Omondi Kenyan Sauti Kuu Foundation

    Name Nationality Organization
    David Onyango Kenyan Kibera
    Victor Masinde Kenyan Kibera
    Phyllis Waithira Kenyan Korogocho

    Name Nationality Organization
    Kevin Adundo Kenyan Miss Koch
    Vincent Oduor Kenyan Kibera
    Cynthia Aroko Kenyan Sauti Kuu
    John Senteu Kenyan Oloitoktok
    Furaha Lymo Tanzanian Marangu

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Brian Bowinski U.S.A KI U.S.A
    John Mbalu Kenyan Base camp
    Rejane Ammann Switzerland
    Lukas Ammann Switzerland
    Tom Steventon United Kingdom
    Rohan Kamath Switzerland
    Daniel Shapiro
    Carl Wambasi Kenyan Kilimanjaro Initiative
    Neema Juma Tanzania
    Veronica Mbithe Kenyan Dallas Boxing club
    Benedetta Mbeneka Kenya Youth without walls
    Edwin Onyango Kenya Sauti kuu Foundation
    Thomas Semple United Kingdom
    Gabriella Chering United Kingdom
    Arnold Sasa U.S.A
    Neema Juma Tanzania
    Emily Bower United Kingdom Kilimanjaro Initiative
    Adina Farell U.S.A
    Anthony Pegres U.S.A Kilimanjaro Initiative
    Gervas Rogasian Tanzania Arusha Boxing association
    John Kyalo Kenya Mathare North Boxing club
    Uli Hack Germany Artist

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Dennis Nielsel Denmark Phoenix design
    Yohanes Skoda
    Shakila Nazala Kenyan Link the hidden treasure
    Maureen Adisa Kenyan Psycho Social Support ,Kibera
    Kevin Odhiambo Kenyan Sauti Kuu Foundation
    David Nyaki Tanzanian Marangu Rotary club
    Sarapia Massawe Tanzanian Marangu Rotary club
    Safari Patrick Kenyan Trinity Boxing club,Kibera
    Nielsie Edouard U.S.A
    David Malik U.SA
    Mazi Brickons U.S.A
    Marcin Dabkowsi
    Ming Chiang Taiwan
    Albert Kwasnik Belgiam
    Henkvan Renrenghem Belgiam
    Haggin Ndinyo Kenyan
    Albert Kwasnik USA
    Marilyn Marmol USA
    Kim Campbell USA UNFCU
    Elena Ivanova Russian
    Daniel Shapiro USA
    Jesse Novik USA
    Girogia Cortassa Italian
    Florella Masiero Japan
    Wilson Kaguora Maawe Kenya Basecamp
    Jackline Elia Minja Tanzanian
    Fanina Kodre Canada
    Theresa Panuccio Kenya
    Francesca Schiavello Italian
    James Fenimore USA
    Donald Roe USA
    Pamela Agnone USA

    Name Nationality Organization
    Anne Kamau Kenyan Psycho Social Support,Kibera
    Diana Achieng Kenyan Sauti Kuu Foundadtion,Siaya
    Morgan Kariuki Kenyan Trinity boxing club, Kibera
    Willy Owino Kenyan Kibera
    Happiness Kilewo Tanzanian Marangu
    Elias Mkuti Tanzanian Marangu

    Name Nationality Organization
    Tim Challen British Founder Kilimanjaro Initiative/UNFCU
    Samia Lemfadli USA
    Rea Davis USA private Sector
    Danny Davis USA
    Jakob de swaan Arons USA
    Marc de swaan Arons USA
    Wilson K Mawe Kenyan Basecamp
    John K Mbalu Kenyan Basecamp
    Margaret Koli Kenyan Phoenix Designs
    Andreas Webea Germany Private Sector
    Dennis Nielsen Denmark Phoenix design
    Jane Akinyi Kenya Sauti Kuu Foundation,Siaya
    Sharon Wambui Kenyan Psycho Social Support, Kibera
    Jane Muthoni Kenyan Sisal youth group,Mukuru kwa Njenga
    James Njoroge Kenyan Trinity boxing club,Kibera
    Antony Ochieng Kenyan Kibera
    William Juma Kenya Sauti Kuu Foundation,Siaya
    Freddy Nyange Tanzania Marangu Rotary club
    Glory Moshi Tanzania Marangu Rotary club

The KI climbs have brought together women and men from all walks of life, uniting them beyond their backgrounds, as they attempt to overcome a single adversity and reach the summit of Africa.

Interested in participating on KI climbs or would like KI to help you plan a meaningful ascent?

Contact us at: contact@kiworld.org