The Project

Be part of the exclusive Youth Summit at the top of Kilimanjaro

How did it all start?

Three young JCI Members which met at the European Academy 2017, Founded a bond together, and wanted to make a difference ind the world. They also wanted to challenge themselves. To test their limits, and get out of their comfort zone, simply they wanted to spread the JCI spirit.

The JCI European Academy turned their lifes around and gave them global friendships and network, which will last forever. They will create this  opportunity again for a group of young active citizens every year by putting a team  together from all over the world. These individuals will hopefully become the future stars,  filled with passion, excitement, friendship and respect for other human beings and their differences.

These individuals will have made a sustainable impact.

Why we do it

Vision: „To change lifes for a more sustainable future“

Mission: „To provide a window that empower young people to actively change the world“

Mountain Climbing Checklist

Important equipment to bring

  • Waterproof rucksack & daypack (optional waterproof cover)
  • Sleeping Bag (comfort temperature down to -10 degrees Celsius)
  • Inflatable sleeping pad/mat
  • Hiking Boots. You’ll need a comfortable/waterproof pair of hiking boots
  • Warm heavy weight gloves/mittens
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Warm scarf
  • Snow-goggles/sunglasses
  • Sweaters/jumpers
  • Trekking pants and jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts
  • Several pairs of socks
  • Set of thermal underwear (top & bottom)
  • Sun protection cream (spf 50)
  • 2 x 2 litres water bottles (camel bags preferably + 1 thermal)
  • Headlamp (plus spare batteries & bulb)
  • First aid kit and insect repellants
Additional equipment required:
  • Walking poles
  • Waterproof anorak or raincoat
  • Pair of gaiters
  • Balaclava, woollen socks fitting over the head with slits for only the eyes and mouth)
  • Bair of light loose fitting cotton trousers
  • Warm jersey/sweater (wool)
  • 2 – 3 packets of moist towelettes.
  • Whistle
  • Some plastic bags
  • Roll mats and insulation pads
  • Travel pillow
  • Swiss army knife, stuff to fix the sleeping mat, journal and pen, duck tape

Before the trek its possible to rent most equipment in Moshi, please ask us for further details.

FUTHER MORE IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT PLEASE ASK BEFORE DEPARTURE, SMALL THINGS CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCES OR FAILURE

Medicines/toiletries you require:

a) Mosquito sprays and creams Not very useful on the mountain itself. But when you get back down again it is useful to have some ‘protection’ against the Anopheles mosquito. We recommend Autan.
b) Malaria prevention Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
c) Headache pills Paracet pills will help you in case of headaches.
d) Cold & Flu Diamox can be used to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Please try them first to see if you don’t get too many side effects.
e) Sun cream Recommend creams with SPF 30, as the sun near the equator is very strong. Don’t forget to have something to protect your lips as well.
f) Personal medical supplies (optional): As your tour leaders, we will carry a group medical kit.
g) Personal Items & Toiletries Toothpaste & tooth brush, body lotion, toilet paper and other personal hygiene items

CLIMBERS in TOTAL

DAYS

Meters A.S.L

$ Donated

Climbers of 2020

Meet our valued Climbers

Countries represented in the project

Christoffer Petersen

Head of finance in Presidents Institute

"Build the machine, and go away"

    Hans van Wijngaarden

    Freelance IT Risk Manager

    “Be the change you want to see in the world”

      Barbara Van Essen

      Business Developer

      "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts"

        Rasmus Enevoldsen

        Football Coach & Financial Advisor

         “Either push your limits or suffocate in your comfort zone.”

        Pieter Bruyninckx

        Software developer

        "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

          Carolina Pasamonik

          Communication manager

          “Everything stays differently.”

            Sissel Pedersen

            Lawyer

            “Higher, Further, Faster”

              Mark Cheret

              Team Performance Coach

              Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion

                Stefan Muehleisen

                Global Brand Manager

                "The best way to predict the future is to create it"

                  Anne-Marie Lestic

                  Carrer Coach

                  ”Dreams are the other side of fear”

                  Chris Baeriswyl

                  International Project Manager

                  "It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."

                    Jakob Lyng Nielsen

                    Real estate agent

                    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"

                      Markus Skøtt Clausen

                      Accountant

                      “Don't believe in yourself. Believe in me cause I believe in you.”

                        Climbers of 2019

                        Rasmus Enevoldsen

                        Reached the top

                          Thomas Ballegaard

                          Reached the top

                            Belinda Ballegaard

                            Reached the top

                              Betina Jespersen

                              Reached the top

                                Ossi Taavitsainen

                                Reached the top

                                  Ralitsa Stanimirova

                                  Reached the top

                                    Sandie Pedersen

                                    Reaced the top

                                      Climbers of 2018

                                      Rasmus Enevoldsen

                                      Reached the top

                                        Theresa Færch

                                        Reached the top

                                          Karina Friis

                                          Reached the top

                                            Kasper Le Fevre

                                            Reached the top

                                              Anna Friis Christensen

                                              Reached the top

                                                Anne Marie Lestic

                                                Reached the top

                                                  Vicky Wilson

                                                  Reached the top

                                                    Nina Malling

                                                    Reached the top

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                                                      Itinerary

                                                      Complete Overview of the 2020 trip

                                                      2021 tour dates comes later in the spring of 2020

                                                      2:00 PM
                                                      Arrival & Event registration

                                                      Today you will arrive at the Keys Hotel in Moshi, Tanzania. Here you will meet the team of other young active citizen, whom you will spent the week together with on the mountain, for the first time.

                                                      There are no official program so you will have plenty of time to plan your travels and have a relaxed arrival and time to getting to know the other members of the team. You could also do a bit of seightseeing in the cozy town of Moshi

                                                      Keys Hotel Uru Road is located on Uru Road in an area where you can easily see the snow on Mount Kilimanjaro. The hotel offers accommodation ideal for business travellers, couples and families looking for a quiet retreat in the heart of Moshi town.

                                                      9:00 AM
                                                      Networking, workshop, tour

                                                      This day we start with a small session on what to expect on the mountain and what challenges awaits

                                                      Rasmus Enevoldsen

                                                      in the afternoon there will be possible to join a common trip to see Moshi and the local village

                                                      9:00 PM
                                                      Networking/Tour

                                                      Today we will meet up with JCI Tanzania to see what they are doing, JCI Tanzania is a new organisation, so maybe you will be able to help this new organisation take form.

                                                      A very good and rare opportunity to meet up with a national organisation in its birth.

                                                      You will also be able to try and learn to network on a global scale.

                                                      After lunch you will have time on you own to do what ever you and your new team mates wants, either a small local guided tour, relaxing by the pool, of making the last preparations

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Start of trekking - Londorossi Gate

                                                      Your day starts early with a briefing, followed by breakfast and a 2-hour drive from Moshi to Londorossi Park Gate. The guides and porters prepare and pack the supplies and your equipment in the village. You will receive a pack lunch and you can also buy mineral water in the village. From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100m, 11km, 45 minutes). You will have a lunch stop about half way and will reach the Machame camping area in the late afternoon. Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750m, 3 hours). Your porters will have your tent set up on your arrival. In the evening the porters will boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner before you retire to your tent for the night. Night temperatures can already drop to freezing point at this campsite, B,L,D.*

                                                      Londorossi Gate (2100m) – Mti Mkubwa camp (2750m)
                                                      Hiking time: 3 hours
                                                      Habitat: Montane forest

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Mti Mkubwa

                                                      A few hours walk where we will see the end of the forest and the beginning of a climb through heather forest to the edge of the Shira Caldera to Shira One Camp and a further gentle hike across the Shira Plateau with possible side trip to Shira Cathedral. Camp is at the first high camp of Shira Two, B,L,D.

                                                      Mti Mkubwa (2,650 m/8,692 ft) to Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.)
                                                      Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
                                                      Habitat =: Moorland

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Shira Two Camp

                                                      The real work of climbing Kilimanjaro begins here. Today the main feature is a slow climb to Lava Camp followed by a descent to the beautiful Barranco Camp. This is the Climb-High-Sleep-Low principle of altitude adjustment. This descent to Barranco camp takes about 2 hours and offers great opportunities to take some beautiful photographs of the Western Breach and Breach Wall. The camp is situated in a valley below the Breach and Great Barranco Wall, which should provide you with a memorable sunset while you wait for the preparation of your dinner, B,L,D.

                                                      Shira Two Camp (3,849 m/12,628 ft.) to Barranco Hut (3,948 m/12,956 ft.)
                                                      Hike time: 5 hrs
                                                      Elevation change: +100 M/+328 ft
                                                      Estimated distance: 6 km
                                                      Final elevation: 3948 m/12,956 ft.

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Barranco camp

                                                      After spending a night at the Great Barranco Wall (a very imposing sight at first), you make your way up this awesome looking obstacle, which in the end normally turns out easier than what you anticipated. Topping out just below the Heim Glacier, you now appreciate just how beautiful Kilimanjaro really is. The route then heads down through the Karanga Valley over intervening ridges and valleys. After lunch the climbers are advised to take a rest at this point. Dinner and overnight at Karanga Valley camp, B,L,D.

                                                      Barranco camp (3950m) – Barranco Hut (3950 m) – Karanga Valley Camp (4200 m).
                                                      Hiking time: 3 hours
                                                      Distance: About 7 km’s
                                                      Habitat: Alpine desert
                                                      Elevation change: + 250 m

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Karanga Valley

                                                      The route joins up with the Mweka route. This is the preferred route down from the summit, so remember it. Turn left up the ridge and after another hour or so, you reach Barafu Hut. The last water stop on the route is the Karranga Valley, as there is no water at Barafu camp. Barafu is the Swahili word for “ice” and it is a bleak and inhospitable camping area to spend the night. Totally exposed to the ever-present gales the tents are pitched on a narrow, stony and dangerous ridge. Make sure that you familiarise yourself with the terrain before dark to avoid any accidents. The summit is now a further 1345m up and you will make the final ascent the same night. Prepare your equipment, ski stick and thermal clothing for your summit attempt. This should include the replacement of your headlamp and camera batteries and make sure you have a spare set available as well. To prevent freezing it will be wise to carry your water in a thermal flask. Go to bed at round about 19h00 and try to get some precious rest and sleep, B,L,D.

                                                      Karanga Valley (4200 m) – Barafu camp (4600 m).
                                                      Hiking time: 3 hours
                                                      Distance: About 6 km’s
                                                      Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped.
                                                      Elevation change: + 400 m

                                                      00:00 AM
                                                      Summit Attempt

                                                      You will rise around 23h30 and after some tea and biscuits you shuffle off into the night. You will head in a northwesterly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This 6-hours walk to Stella point is for many climbers, mentally and physically the most challenging on the route. At Stella Point (5685m) you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point you will normally encounter snow all the way on your 2-hour ascent to Uhuru Peak. The time you will spend on the summit will depend on the weather conditions. Do not stop here for too long, as it will be extremely difficult to start again due to cold and fatigue. Enjoy your accomplishment and a day to remember for the rest of your life. The walk back to Barafu from the summit takes about 3 hours. Here you will have a well-earned but short rest and collect the rest of your gear, before heading down to Mweka hut (3100m). The route is not difficult and will take you down the rock and scree path into the moorland and eventually into the forest. The camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Dinner and washing water will be prepared, B,L,D.

                                                      SUMMIT ATTEMPT
                                                      Barafu camp (4550m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka (3100m)
                                                      Hiking time: 8 hours to reach Uhuru Peak, 7/8 hours to descend to Mweka
                                                      Distance: About 7 km’s ascent – 23 km’s descent
                                                      Habitat: Stone scree and ice-capped summit

                                                      7:00 AM
                                                      Mweka camp - and goodbyes

                                                      After an early and well-deserved breakfast, it is a short 3-hour and scenic hike back to the park gate. At Mweka gate you sign your name and details in a register. This is also where successful climbers receive their summit certificates. Those climbers who reached Stella Point (5685m) are issued with green certificates and those who reached Uhuru Peak (5895m) receive gold certificates. From the Mweka Gate you will continue down into the Mweka village, normally a muddy 3 km (1 hour) hike. In the Mweka village you will now drive back to Moshi, B.

                                                      When you arrive back at the hotel you will earn a good Shower, dip in the pool and a good nights sleep in a bed.

                                                      In the evening we will make a short debriefing and start saying over goodbyes, depending on peoples travel arrangement the day after. Some will leave very Early for the airport.

                                                      Mweka camp (3100m) – Mweka Gate (1980m) – Moshi
                                                      Hiking time: 3 hours
                                                      Distance: About 15 km’s
                                                      Habitat: Forest

                                                      Event tickets

                                                      Registration for 2021

                                                      opens April 1st

                                                      TESTIMONIALS

                                                      what people say

                                                      The expedition to Kilimanjaro is not quite like any other network opportunity you have ever heard about before. I firmly believe that the participants will be in for a challenge of a lifetime that will reveal new learnings about themselves and create unique relations in the group that will reach way in to the future. A true and very inspirational adventure
                                                      Jonas ChristoffersenDeputy President 2018, JCI Denmark
                                                      Im proud to be part of a international organisation, where your dreams can come trough if you just dare to act on them. JCI Youth Summit is a great project that’s shows that Brotherhood of man, transcends sovereignty of nations. It shows that JCI truly is an international network where young active citizens come together to make great projects
                                                      Rasmus EnevoldsenCo-founder of JCI Youth Summit
                                                      It was a pleasure and nice experience meeting with JCI members from Europe who visited Tanzania to support poor families through Nothing But Nets program. We will welcome you again to climb mount Kilimanjaro
                                                      Peter ChrisNational President 2018 JCI Tanzania

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                                                      Location

                                                      • Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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