Mount Kilimanjaro | Freedom Climb | January 2012

LOCATION:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

WHY MT. KILIMANJARO?

  • Its summit is Uhuru Peak. Uhuru means freedom in Swahili. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the largest mountain in Africa, was symbolic of the huge climb to freedom that millions of enslaved women and children face every day.

NUMBER OF CLIMBERS:

  • 48 Women from across seven nations.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2010, Hettie was raped when armed robbers broke into her house and kidnapped her husband. She participated in the Freedom Climb to be a testimony of victory for those women who are broken and have no voice.

WORLD RECORDS:

  • They were the largest female group who attempted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro together.

  • They were the first group of 48 or more women to have 90% of their group reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Guinness Book of World Records, here we come!


 

QUOTES:

“We made it to the summit …. Just now! It’s a glorious day. We’re doing great. It’s been very very difficult, but it really has been symbolic of all those who suffer and have no voice.”

Nancy Byrne, Climber

 


 

 

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