About the Trek
The summit of Kilimanjaro, the rooftop of Africa and the ultimate African adventure awaits those who dare! Kilimanjaro is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and stands at 5,895m. Kibo the snow capped peak is one of the most recognisable sights in the world of adventure and it is the challenge and goal for those who are prepared to tackle the landscape and the altitude to reach the summit.
The Kilimanjaro Summit trek follows the southwest Machame route to the top and over 6 days you will acclimatise to the altitude, trek through five varied eco systems, become firm friends with your fellow trekkers and learn a good deal of Swahili and songs about Kilimanjaro as you go!
Become an Adventure Leader for our 2014 Treks
We are looking for Adventure Leaders for next summer’s treks this is your chance to make a huge difference to Meningitis Research Foundation. Adventure Leaders work with us to recruit and support volunteers at their University giving hundreds of students the chance to take part in this epic adventure and raise vital funds for MRF. In return for your support you can gain valuable skills for your CV, gain qualifications, make loads of friends and get a reduced fundraising target.
What are Adventure Leaders say:
“The experience of being an Adventure Leader this year has been by far the most enjoyable and rewarding experience I have had at University. Being involved at every level means you get invaluable experience in team and event management and gain the benefits of the skills which you develop in the process. It also means that you get to go on a fantastic adventure with the team members who have became your friends throughout the year. I climbed Kilimanjaro and it was the best thing I have ever done, words cannot do it justice - it is one of those things which has to be experienced. All of this is all the more enjoyable knowing that your hard work is directly contributing to Meningitis Research Foundation. It is as close to a once in a lifetime experience as possible, however, I am doing it again next year!”
Jack Harrison - Sheffield Hallam Adventure Leader
How you will help MRF
By supporting MRF you will be helping to bring a world free from meningitis and septicaemia a step closer.
Meningitis and septicaemia are devastating diseases which can kill or disable in hours. Although anyone of any age can get the diseases, babies, children and young adults are most at risk.
Your contribution through trekking up Kilimanjaro will enable MRF to fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, provide life-saving awareness information and support people who have lost a loved one or are struggling to cope with after effects.