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Kilimanjaro Challenge

Join us for the Kilimanjaro Challenge 2020, conquer one of the greatest mountains in the world, all whilst making an incredible difference to Julian House and the people it supports.

7th-15th February 2020

Registration Fee: £400

Minimum level of Sponsorship: £3,500


Join us on this once in a lifetime adventure to conquer the highest freestanding mountain in the world. We’ll trek across some of the most spectacular and varied landscapes on earth. From Kilimanjaro’s  rich montane forests filled with amazing flora and fauna, across its other-worldly high altitude desert, past Kilimanjaro’s cathedral high glaciers, before reaching the crater’s rocky rim and summiting the iconic Uhuru Peak, 5896 metres high.

Challenge highlights:

  • Climb the world’s highest freestanding mountain.
  • Watch the sunrise as you ascend the Crater’s Rim.
  • Explore some of the most varied landscapes on earth, from montane forests, to high altitude deserts.
  • Accomplish one of the greatest challenges of all time, all while raising funds and helping Julian House to support vulnerable and marginalised people in the community. 
  • Meet and be-friend mutual supporters of Julian House.
  • Stay in the Marangu Hotel, when not on expedition. This beautifully situated hotel, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, stands in twelve acres of lush gardens with a swimming pool and croquet lawn.
  • Experience traditional Tanzanian culture and cuisine. 

Your impact
Your involvement and the funds you raise will make a big difference to the lives of many of our clients. Julian House is not a large organisation but the challenge that faces us is enormous. A large part of our resources are devoted to helping our clients with the key issues which force them to use our facilities. These problems are many and complex e.g. family breakdown, drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, mental illness or indeed any combination of these. All of the money you raise will go towards supporting our clients, by providing safe accommodation, food, clothing, mentoring, employment support and much more.

We will support you through your fundraising journey and have some great tips to get you started here.

Please note: We are working with Natural High Safaris to organise and manage the trek. They are experienced world-wide challenge organisers who have been delivering adventures since 2002! The cost of the Trek is £1665 and is taken out of the minimum sponsorship amount.

Contact: | 07939 055 432


Pictures courtesy of Marangu Hotel 

We asked Stephen Bird, a previous participant about his experience:

How would you describe the experience of climbing to the highest point on the African continent?

For me it was not only a journey into the unknown, into a strange and alien world, it was a nostalgic journey into my past, to my early childhood when I lived in East Africa. I was introduced to Kili from afar by my father, a land surveyor, and its majesty had always remained with me.

What was the feeling like when you reached the summit?

It was a combination of physical exhaustion and utter euphoria; getting to the summit was as much a psychological challenge as it was physical. It felt like a tipping point for me; there was my life before I climbed Kili and there was my life after I climbed Kili.

What was the best part of the whole experience?

So much to say here! Was it the first beer on returning to base at Marangu? Was it the cameraderie forged within the team by overcoming adversity together? Or was it the tens of millions of stars one could see, so far above light pollution and above the atmosphere, so many that it seemed there were more pinpricks in the sky than blackness?