Here We Go! Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for Clean Safe Drinking Water

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Beau and crew - headed for Kilimanjaro

Friends! I’ve sent out a few social pings over the past couple days about being in Africa, but this is really the first time I’ve had more than a moment to share the lay of the land.

I’m here on a passion project with a group friends and educators (summitonthesummit.com) to learn more about the global water crisis, share what I learn with the world, and… to climb Africa’s tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,380 ft), as a signifier of this effort we need to put in to overcome this problem with our water supply.

We’ve all got mountains to climb in our lives, whether its work or school, relationships or personal stuff, but few if any of us living in the mostly privileged western world understand what it’s like to struggle for access to clean water everyday. More than 1 billion people on our planet — 1 in 6 — drink water everyday that makes them sick. It’s the largest killer of people on our planet, and it’s 100% curable via education, technology, and awareness.

I’m climbing with other artists, renowned educators and guides who share my interest in the cause… Mark Foster (Foster the People), Kenna, Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds, Shameless), Beau Garrett (Tron) and many others. It’s been a blast to come together around a great cause

We’ve got a satellite connection with us as we climb and I’ll do my best to update over the next week via Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and here on the blog. We are using hashtag #SOTSK #CleanWater among others. I have programmed in advance some additional content for the blog to break up the daily reports from the mountain, but I’m hoping you’ll follow along these social channels and tune in to www.summitonthesummit.com to follow along.

Here’s some photos from road yesterday and the day before as we arrived and traveled to a village and several Masai homes to learn about their particular issues with water.

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21 Responses to Here We Go! Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for Clean Safe Drinking Water

  1. Naomi January 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Those water comparison pics at the end are amazing. Would love to hear the story behind that … whether the cleaner one was achieved from a filter, etc.

  2. David January 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Climb on, keep sharing, this matters.

  3. Chris Stenberg January 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this and taking part! The water crisis is sometimes too far from our minds in North America. Looking forward to hearing more of the adventure!

  4. Samzara January 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I can’t describe what I felt when I saw the photos and read the article… We take sooo many things for granted sometimes… Thanks for making this cause your cause and for sharing this amazing experience with all of us. Safe climbing to the top!

  5. Christy Harper January 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    amazing images :) Thanks for sharing!!

  6. faisal January 7, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    The pleasure of drinking good water is just something else.

  7. Colby January 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Have you read/heard about Dean Kamen’s (a true hero for people to look up to) effort to deploy his own water purification device? He’s been in the medical device creation business for all his life.

    I first heard about the device (SlingShot) on The Colbert Report a few years ago and it looks like he finally found someone with more money to back it. Here is a quick 5 minute video that sums up the origin to deployment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j2d0Hb_GsE

    There are wikipedia & HowStuffWorks articles that break it down, but all you need is water and an energy source and you are in business.

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