Higher than I’ve Ever Been — [for Clean, Safe Water]


This is the highest I’ve ever been.
It’s weird. Days on Kilimanjaro feel both infinitely long and short at the same time. They are long thanks to pre-dawn wakeups, 10 hours on trail 5 to 14 miles and 3-4,500 vertical feet covered each day. They are short because there is nearly zero time for anything but climbing, preparing for climbing, or, sleeping. Honestly, the focus is a welcome change from the day-to-day “real” world stuff. But what is real, anyway?

Speaking of real, the most real thing for me on this trip is traveling, climbing and getting educated about the global water crisis. As I’m sure you know from my last post from the road , I’m traveling with 25 other diverse characters, artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, journalists, technologists and educators in an attempt to bring awareness to the biggest killer on our planet – the lack of clean water. 100% curable. And rather than ranting here, check out photos, videos, and blurbs we’re generating on a daily basis at www.summitonthesummit.com and register on the site. You can “follow” our progress socially – please do.

I’m scribbling this out from a tent at 13,500 feet, and sent via B-Gen satellite. We’ve spent the past 2 days climbing high (yesterday to 15,500 feet – highest I’ve ever been) and descending to sleep at lower elevations to acclimatize and prepare for our summit shot (19,300 ish) the day after tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Send good vibes.

Here’s a few photos of approach, my friends, crew, collaborators and the mountain. Its good to be out here – feels like we all are one.









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CSA says:

Great work Chase!!! Have a great adventure!!!

Mike Folden says:

Good luck dude! Looks like an epic adventure for sure.

jonathan says:

Niiiiice. Making me itch for a killy trip…

Alex Harris says:

Great adventure for a great cause. Nice one, Chase.

Maxwell says:

Love that watch. Who makes it?

Jakob Muxoll says:

Suunto makes that watch…

Julian says:

It’s called the Suunto Core.

Hey Chase,

Awesome photos so far, im looking forward to seeing your photos from the summit.

Im just wandering what camera and lens combo you will be using as i assume weight will be a big factor here. Also i was wandering what camera bag you are using to carry your gear with you when you are climbing, or are you just carrying them by the strap.

Many thanks,


Matt says:

Dude this is sweet. I’m going in the beginning of June to climb Kili…

looking to take some sweet shots with my Nikon.

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