Join Team Prevent Breast Cancer on a Mount Kilimanjaro Trek, and climb to the roof of Africa!
Standing at 5,895 Metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.
The cast snow-capped extinct volcano is found in Northwest Tanzania, close to the Kenyan boarder. You will be heading to Uhuru peak, the upper most point of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Date: Multiple dates available throughout 2017/18
Distance: 70KM / 5,895m (to summit)
Duration: 9 nights / 10 days (8 trekking days)
Self Funding – £299 non-refundable registration fee / £1,996 balance due 10 weeks before departure (no minimum sponsorship amount applies to any person who chooses the self-funding option, although we encourage you to raise as much as possible)
Minimum sponsorship pledge – £299 non-refundable registration fee / £3,600 minimum sponsorship target – 50% of which must be raised at least 10 weeks before departure.
Sign up today and you’ll receive:
- A Prevent Breast Cancer T-shirt (we ask for a donation of £5 to cover the cost)
- A fundraising pack; which includes our handy fundraising guide, sponsor forms and other tools to help you with your fundraising
- Support from a dedicated member of our fundraising team, who can also teach you a bit of Swahili to use during your time in Tanzania!
This trip is normally run over a 10 day period starting in Tanzania on a Saturday. You will meet your guide when you arrive in Tanzania. At this time they will go through the planned route and carry out an equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to enable you to enjoy the trip.
You will need:
- A valid passport
- Relevant vaccinations and where necessary Malaria tablets
- Entry Visa
- Travel Insurance
- Professional event organisation
- Qualified local mountain guides
- Arrival and departure transport from Kilimanjaro Airport
- All other in country ground transfers relevant to the course
- Twin rooms in comfortable hotel accommodation with breakfast when not on the mountain. Single rooms are available at a supplement
- Fully catered camping trek
- National park fees
- Porter assistance for the duration of the trek
- Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
What’s not included:
- Travel to the start and finish points of the trip (flights to Tanzania)
- Lunches and evening meals in the hotel
- Personal Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
- Porters’ Tips – Africa has a strong tipping culture and your porters will expect a tip at the end of your trip. This usually works out at approximately £100 in US dollars (notes). More information on why this happens and further information on tipping amount guidelines can be found here.
Climbing the highest peak in Africa requires considerable fitness. The approach days are relatively manageable but the summit day is a tough one. It is hard work by anyone’s standard therefore you will need to be suitably prepared.
You are strongly advised to arrive in Africa suitably conditioned. If you have not done so already, begin your fitness training as soon as possible by visiting your local gym or going for bike rides. If you are suitably conditioned on arrival you will enjoy the trip so much more. You should be fit enough for a summit day of 12 – 14hrs.
We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of which will be sent to you when you confirm your booking. Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by fitness professionals, it is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.
Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease.
Join us today, and help us create a future free from breast cancer.