Kilimanjaro (5896m) is not only Africa’s highest point, but it’s also the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is a huge crater known as Kibo over 2km wide with several distinct cones, the highest being Uhuru Peak.
This 12-day itinerary includes seven days of walking on the Machame trail, the most scenic route to the summit. The Kilimanjaro climb incorporates seven days on the mountain which allows for great acclimatisation and maximises chances of a successful summit attempt.
The route provides spectacular scenery and a wide variety of different landscapes. We start in scrublands thick with African wildlife and then move into lush forests followed by flowering alpine tundra. Above 4,500m the landscape changes to snow and rock as we approach the summit. This trek is suitable for people with a good level of fitness who enjoy a challenge. The sense of achievement after climbing Kilimanjaro and view from the roof of Africa makes all the hard work and effort well worth it!
About Down Syndrome Ireland
Down Syndrome Ireland is the voice of people with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland. We provide a wide range of vital services including Early Intervention, Speech & Language Therapy, Health, Education, Personal Development and Employment Opportunities that enhance the lives of thousands of children and adults with Down syndrome. We have over 3,500 members across 25 branches nationwide.
Every year we need to raise at least 87% of our €3.7+ million costs to enable us to continue providing these essential services, and we are therefore very heavily reliant on public fundraising and events such as ‘Climb Kilimanjaro 4 DSI’. All funds raised will go towards the work of Down Syndrome Ireland and we are truly grateful to anyone who helps make a difference. For further information please visit www.downsyndrome.ie
A minimum of €2,500 fundraised for Down Syndrome Ireland to provide essential services. This is in addition to the expedition costs.
For fundraising support and ideas contact Mark O’Doherty at Down Syndrome Ireland. Phone: +353 1 426 6500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org