Mount Kilimanjaro "Climb For A Cause"
Sam's Furniture and Sheep Dog Impact Assistance Kilimanjaro "Climb for a Cause" (KCC)
Reaching 19,342 ft in elevation, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek. It is comprised of three dormant volcanic cones. The overall success rate for reaching the top of Kilimanjaro is 60%.
Twelve KCC climbers (mostly military veterans) set out on August 4, 2021 on the Lemosho eight day route climbing through the rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and icy landscapes while facing extreme weather changes. On August 10, 2021 at 8:15 am nine of the KCC climbers summited.
A few were unable to make it all the way up, but all have said this was one of the hardest yet most amazing adventures they have ever done.
This 43-mile route is dynamic and exciting, with a lot to see and experience. This Route took us over Lava tower before descending into the Barranco Valley. We then climbed the Brannco Wall and circled along the southern circuit to Karanga. From the Barafu Hut High Camp we summited Kilimanjaro, and then descend via the Mweka Route.
To learn more about Sheep Dog, the team and Climb For A Cause: