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UConn  Kilimanjaro Adventure

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UConn  Kilimanjaro Adventure

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MT. KILIMANJARO

Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and one of the world’s most iconic peaks

Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and 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 freestanding peak and tallest volcano, Kilimanjaro, rises alone from the surrounding savannah. Situated in Tanzania, this challenge is an amazing opportunity to not only climb Kilimanjaro, but also to explore East Africa and learn about the rich culture and varied landscapes of the region.

For More on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Click Here

Trip Highlights

  • Summit the world's tallest free standing mountain

  • Join a team of other students, local guides, porters and cooks who help you accomplish this amazing feat
  • Trek up a dormant volcano with three unique volcanic cones

  • Extend your trip with a 2-day safari & 5 days on the island paradise of Zanzibar

Fun Facts:

  • Youngest person to summit Kilimanjaro: Age 7
  • Oldest person to summit Kilimanjaro: Age 88
  • Previous climbers: Actress Jessica Biel, Rapper Lupe Fiasco and CNN News Anchor, Brooke Baldwin
  • Justin Timberlake  and former President Barack Obama say they plan to climb Kilimanjaro as well
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Trip Details

Departure Date: May 21, 2019
Duration: 10 Days Total / 6 Days Trek
Fundraising Target: $6,000
Charity: Make-A-Wish Connecticut

For the full trip information packet, Click Here

 
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help make a dream come true

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. To read more about Make-A-Wish®, please click here!

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Diana

Development Manager
Email: dmaynard@ct.wish.org 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where does the money I fundraise go?
50% Goes towards the cost of your trip (flights, accommodation, food, transportation, etc)
50% Goes directly to Make-A-Wish, who help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions

What do I do if I have any fundraising questions?
Your Charity Representative pictured above should be your go-to person for all fundraising related questions. For example, "Need ideas for your next fundraiser? or "Advice on how to kick off your fundraising campaign?" Email your charity representative and they should be able to help you out.

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Need some fundraising ideas?
Here's a guide made by our staff and students who have fundraised for this trip before

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Your Itinerary 

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Your Extension Trip

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Meet The Team

 email: mike@chooseachallenge.com

email: mike@chooseachallenge.com

 email: nicolas.lombardo@uconn.edu

email: nicolas.lombardo@uconn.edu

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What's Next?

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Still want to know more?
Send us your questions to our talented support team


Read More on Kilimanjaro

  Small Things to Remember for a Better Hike  My list of things I personally found to be particularly helpful or wish I had brought on my trip to Kilimanjaro

Small Things to Remember for a Better Hike
My list of things I personally found to be particularly helpful or wish I had brought on my trip to Kilimanjaro

  Kilimanjaro: Lessons Learned, Best Moments & Top-Tips  Gabby is back from climbing Kili and she has whipped up a blog post all about it! Here’s what she learned and her top tips for future trekkers looking to take on this same challenge

Kilimanjaro: Lessons Learned, Best Moments & Top-Tips
Gabby is back from climbing Kili and she has whipped up a blog post all about it! Here’s what she learned and her top tips for future trekkers looking to take on this same challenge

  #HowWeRaise  We caught up with one of our newest trekkers who has already raised over 60% of her total fundraising target in just a matter of weeks

#HowWeRaise
We caught up with one of our newest trekkers who has already raised over 60% of her total fundraising target in just a matter of weeks


This event is affiliated with an official club organization at the University of Connecticut