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In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass. Bay, Choose a Challenge offers 20 explorers from Emerson College the chance to summit Mount Kilimanjaro leaving on August 14th, 2018. For many people, standing on its summit is a lifelong ambition. The snow-capped peak was first reached by German explorers in the late 19th Century and you will follow in their footsteps as you attempt to scale this mighty mountain! The world’s highest free-standing peak and tallest volcano, Mt. Kilimanjaro rises alone from the surrounding Tanzanian serengeti. This challenge is an amazing opportunity to not only climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, but also to explore East Africa and learn about its rich culture and diverse landscapes.


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But how does this work?

Trip Costs

Registration fees (you pay): $590 

Fundraising target (you raise): $6,000

Optional Extension Trip (you choose): +$1,290


Here at Choose a Challenge, we have a unique model which combines the best of adventure travel with the opportunity to do an amazing thing for others. 50% of your minimum fundraising target will go towards the cost of your adventure and the other 50%+ will go towards the incredible work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. As such our trips follow a simple, 3-step payment plan shown opposite: 

1. You Pay
2. You Fundraise
3. You Choose

Trip itinerary

Optional Extension:

meet the team

For Emerson College's August 2018 Challenge, Choose a Challenge is working with Jay Cronin from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay to lead 20 adventurers to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. If you're interested in being our campus leader, email Nick at!

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Jay Cronin

Collegiate and Community Partnerships Coordinator of Big Brothers Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay

Our organization envisions a world where all children have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We provide youth, ages 7-12, with strong and enduring one-to-one friendships that change their lives for the better forever.




Nick Giampiccolo

Challenge Events Coordinator of Choose a Challenge

Nick will be working closely with the team at Emerson. If you have any questions, please feel to email him at the email below.



This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Emerson College.