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SUNY Geneseo students summit Kilimanjaro for charity
July 10, 2019

A group of SUNY Geneseo students went to Tanzania to climb 19,341-foot tall Mount Kilimanjaro and along the way also raised thousands of dollars for charity before doing so.

Local college student summits Mt. Kilimanjaro
June 13, 2019

Berlin High School alumnus Steve Bordonaro reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa – a 19,341 foot climb – on May 28.


Former Sac State student makes trek to Mount Everest’s South Base Camp
June 2, 2019

Following a nine-day trek, former Sacramento State student Joe Dangtran arrived at Mount Everest’s South Base Camp in Nepal on Sunday, May 25.

Group of UConn students scales Mt. Kilimanjaro for good cause
May 28, 2019

A group of UConn students is climbing to incredible heights for a good cause.

College students prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
May 21, 2019

More than a dozen college students from Connecticut prepared Tuesday for their trip to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Stony Brook University students prepare to trek up Kilimanjaro to help impoverished villagers
April 1, 2019

A team of Stony Brook University students is preparing for the journey of a lifetime to help those in need, all while bringing awareness to the lack of access to clean water in impoverished villages around the world.


Southold native to trek up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for clean water
March 8, 2019

Bertschi, who is double majoring in marine vertebrate biology and ecosystems and human impact, said this program, run by Choose a Challenge, is ideal for students because it combines a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity with fundraising for a charity.

Choose a Challenge: Tour company expands as demand soars among caring young thrill-seekers
January 2, 2019

Tour operator Choose a Challenge, whose young customers combine adventure travel with raising money for good causes, is expanding its footprint across UK universities and the US.

Funding promise in developing nations
November 26, 2018

There are 250 million children who cannot read this sentence, according to the New York City non-profit Pencils of Promise, and that’s why 15 UB students are raising money to build a school in a developing nation.

UCONN students climb Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu for Make-A-Wish
October 7, 2018

As a student at the University of Connecticut, Keckler rallied fellow classmates in 2017 to climb what some would call the unthinkable, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

GWU Student Leader Recognized For Leading Her Team To Kilimanjaro
September 12, 2018

Phoebe Elizaga, a student at George Washington University was interviewed by her school about her efforts to lead her team to successfully summit the world’s tallest free-standing mountain in May 2018.

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