Our history

The Freedom Climb

In January of 2012, 48 women from seven different countries gathered in Tanzania and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro–the world’s tallest free-standing mountain–to declare freedom for those who could not. Climbers from all over the world have continued that mission. Since 2012, The Freedom Climb has led women and climbed the Rockies, Alps, Kilimanjaro, and Everest Base Camp. Through these climbs, The Freedom Climb has raised over $3 million dollars to help oppressed and enslaved women and children. 

                      The History of Freedom Challenge

Expanding to Freedom Challenge

In 2015, we expanded our activities out of only the mountain ranges. Now, women participate in any physical activity they choose. This might mean walking in a 5k, running a marathon, or swimming laps in the local pool. Anything that uses a physical challenge to raise money and awareness can be your way to engage in our mission.

What is your Freedom Challenge?



Operation Mobilization (OM) is the founding organization for The Freedom Challenge and the funds we raise flow into OM projects focused on freeing oppressed women and children. 

OM is an international Christian missions organization that has been confronting injustice for over 50 years.  As a collective of over 6,800 workers in over 110 countries around the world, OM teams do not sit still and love the adventure of serving Jesus through their relationships, compassion, and conversations.