On 28 February 2024, we will be returning Flag #229 to The Explorers Club.
In July 2023, Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) partnered with The Explorers Club on a climb to the summit of Africa, as a way to highlight the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within the field of exploration.
A group of 10 young adults from the U.S., Tanzania, Kenya and Somalia, representing a broad range of races, cultures, lifestyles, and fitness levels, met in Nairobi for the first time. From there, J.R. Harris, Chair of the Explorers Club's DEI Committee, led them on a 10-day training block across the Maasai Plains of Southern Kenya, followed by a climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Find out more about this event: https://www.explorers.org/calendar-of-events/dream-big-climb-high/
On 5 - 12 August, Kilimanjaro Initiative (KI) will again partner with The Explorers Club and climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness on the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within field research and exploration.
Tim Challen, KI founder and member of The Explorers Club said `We are very proud of this partnership. Above all, this climb supports and encourages disenfranchised youth to push their boundaries. We want them to project themselves beyond their day-to-day environments and break through the social barriers they feel are holding them back.'
The climb will focus around ten young women and men from East Africa and the USA, selected from community groups and who have demonstrated potential to become community leaders. They will participate in a ten-day training camp in the Maasai plains, before making their way to our Mount Kilimanjaro base camp.
For the climb they will be joined by members of The Explorers Club and friends/supporters of KI.
If you wish to participate in the climb, please email firstname.lastname@example.org