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Celebrity Kilimanjaro Climb for Clean Water Set for January
Posted on September 24, 2009

SOTS_camo_circle_logoEddie Bauer and First Ascent are proud to support the effort for global clean drinking water by partnering the Summit on the Summit ascent. We’re thrilled to share it with you here on the Born Out There blog as the climb takes shape.

Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro is an ascent to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis and will take place this coming January. Grammy-nominated musician, philanthropist, and “actionist” Kenna masterminded the expedition in which his friends, including Jessica Biel , Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas and many of the world’s brightest minds and major cultural influencers, will climb Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro.

First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot will join the team as the expedition’s mountaineering expert, along with educators Alexandra Cousteau, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and granddaughter of famous explorer Jacques Cousteau; Elizabeth Gore, executive director of Global Partnerships for the United Nations Foundation; and Kick Kennedy, environmental activist and granddaughter of Robert Kennedy.

The climb will not only raise awareness of the global clean water crisis, but also raise funds for the Children’s Safe Drinking Water program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and PlayPumps International. The expedition team will be outfitted in First Ascent with everything from baselayer, insulation and outer shells to backpacks, duffels, knives, and accessories to safely and successfully summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.

We’ll bring you updates frequently from now through January. For instant updates, sign up for Facebook, Twitter and RSS feeds. For more on the expedition and the official press release, visit

Author: - Thursday, September 24th, 2009

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