I climbed Kilimanjaro for the first time in 2016. I would not have made it to the summit if it was not for the team of porters that got me up the mountain. They helped me when I was sick, sang though the night on our over night push to the summit and had immense patience for my never ending questions on what was happeneing next. The first climb was for me and proving to my self that I could make it up Kilimanjaro.
This climb is for the porters who’s livelihood depends on people climbing Kilimanjaro. They have to treck up the mountain week after week and most of them will never make it to the summit. These amazing people should have fair wages, clothing that will protect them from the elements and ethical treatment from their employers.
Please help me in meeting my goal of $2,500 for the Porters on Kilimanjaro!
Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) is a not-for-profit organization largely funded by donations from conscientious individuals in the climbing public who support responsible treatment practices. KPAP’s focus is improving the working conditions of the porters by:Lending mountain clothing to porters free of charge Advocating for fair wages and ethical treatment by all companies climbing Kilimanjaro Encouraging climbers to select a climbing company with responsible treatment practices towards their crew Providing educational opportunities to the mountain crew
When climbing Kilimanjaro, an extensive team of mountain crew – guides, cooks and porters – provide specially trained support throughout the climb to assist you in reaching the summit. The porters, who carry all of your food and gear, are the heart and soul of your mountain experience. Without their strength, dedication and hard work, you would not be able to enjoy the magnificence of Kilimanjaro.
The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) has created the Partner for Responsible Travel Program to promote fair treatment practices of the mountain crew. Your financial support will help KPAP advocate for and safeguard the fair and ethical treatment of porters.
The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.