We’ve all read tales of faraway lands, distant cultures and awe-inspiring adventures. Muslim Hands is organising its 9th expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from 5 – 15 December 2018. Sponsored trekkers will be combining the challenge of climbing the highest free-standing mountain in the world raising funds for FOOD4KIDS – Helping feed orphan and needy children around the world.
Rising almost 20 000 feet, Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and has been nicknamed ‘the roof of Africa’. Mount Kilimanjaro is now listed as a world heritage site and thousands of tourists flock each year to climb the mountain.
In August 2017, 24 participants from South Africa and 6 from the UK, totalling 30 embarked on the journey of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The challenge took place over 10 days from 02 August – 12 August 2017. The hike began on the 3rd of August 2017. All 30 participants were eager to embark on the trek. The ventured out and reached the first hut in just over 6 hours.
On the second day, participants started to feel the effects of the high altitude after a 15km walk to the second hut, Horombo Hut. The weather played an integral part of the trek but thankfully all participants managed to successfully climb Mount Kilimanjaro and after the 5th day all participants prepared for their final descent.
On the final day, participants visited the Muslim Hands project at Chekereni and were able to see the exceptional work being carried out by Muslim Hands
Are you brave enough to take on Africa’s highest mountain and help feed orphans and needy children worldwide? By taking part you can help us reach more children suffering from hunger-related illnesses and ensure they stay strong and healthy through their daily lives.