It’s a common site in Africa: women working the fields, growing corn, wheat, rice and vegetables. All up smallholder farmers (most of them women) provide close to 80% of the continent’s food, and yet they’re denied any security to the land. They don’t often own it. They don’t often have a say in how it’s run. We want to change that.
This October, thousands of local women will be walking from all over Africa to climb its highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, and make a stand for women’s rights. And you can join them. Intrepid, along with our partner ActionAid, are helping these women to climb Kilimanjaro and unfurl a flag at the summit on October 14 this year. This is history in the making. This is Women Move Mountains.
Can't make the climb? Donate instead
In order to make this game-changing trek happen, we need your help. You can donate to the Women Move Mountains campaign any time through our not-for-profit, The Intrepid Foundation. Your donation will go towards getting these inspiring women up Kilimanjaro, covering costs like accommodation, food, permits and support from our experienced ground crew. As always, we'll cover all admin costs and match your donation dollar for dollar (for full Ts&Cs, check out the Foundation website).
Meet some of your fellow climbers
ActionAid is a global justice organisation supporting women living in poverty around the world to claim their human rights. Like us, they are committed to fighting gender inequality, and believe that when we unite, women can move mountains.
As part of Intrepid’s commitment to gender equality and supporting women’s rights, we’re working with ActionAid on a couple of programs including a community-based tourism project in rural Myanmar, and supporting the Safe Cities for Women campaign through our sister company Urban Adventures.
The Women Move Mountains solidarity trek is our biggest and most exciting collaboration yet. Together, we will support African women farmers and climbers from around the world as they trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the challenges faced by women farmers – specifically around land, their rights and the growing impact of climate change.
We’ve been taking people on adventures for over 20 years – it’s what we do! Every year we take around 1,500 travellers to Mt Kilimanjaro and help them achieve their quest to reach the roof of Africa. Our guides have been trained by independant, UK-based medical specialists, and are often rated among the best Intrepid leaders anywhere in the world. We also run all our trips in accordance with local laws: our porters do not carry extra weight, and are paid a fair wage. Unfortunately, not all tour operators running trips on Kilimanjaro are doing the right thing.
7 nights accommodation
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
Experienced Intrepid leader and support crew
Climbing permit and all national park and camping fees
Flights to and from Tanzania
Personal travel insurance
Personal equipment including backpacks, boots. (Sleeping bags are free of charge, however you will need to request them when you book)
Personal spending money and tips
Arrival date: 9 October
Summit date: 14 October
Tour ends: 16 October
The cost of the trek covers all on-ground expenses including passenger accommodation, food, permits and support from our experienced crew. Also included in the trip price is $500 which will go towards covering the costs of getting an African woman farmer up the mountain. So by taking part, you’re directly enabling her to make the journey beside you; you’re helping her voice be heard.
If you don’t want to climb but you still want to contribute, head to our donations page, make a tax-deductable donation and the Intrepid Group will match it by 100%. So whatever you contribute, we will too. Head to our Intrepid Foundation page to donate any time.
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