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Adventure of a Lifetime in Aid of Born Free

See views like this from the 'Roof of Africa' | Image © George Logan

Press release • Explore ‘The Roof of Africa’ and support Africa’s iconic wildlife

International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, is proud to partner with private members’ organisation The XP Club, to offer an adventurous fundraising expedition to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Limited places are still available for this unique adventure, which is not only a chance for climbers to push their bodies and minds, but is also an opportunity to see some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and wildlife, whilst leaving a positive footprint on Tanzania and local communities in this remote area.

The trip will take place in February 2018, with group members arriving in Tanzania on Friday 9th, where they will meet the rest of the team and stay overnight at the Mountain Hotel in Moshi, before the trekking begins the next morning.

The route will see the team pass through five different Eco-systems including rainforest, alpine and glacial, before they reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on the 16th of February. They will then make their way back to the Mountain Hotel, before celebrating their achievements with a closing party on the 17th.

Individuals can then choose whether to return home, or extend their stay to explore – perhaps a trip to one of the paradise beaches on the neighbouring island of Zanzibar, or a safari experience to enjoy the richly varied flora and fauna of the country.

This trip of a lifetime has been organised by the UK-based XP Club, an organisation which encourages entrepreneurship and achievement. Funds raised through individual sponsorship will go directly to the Born Free Foundation, a charity which works globally to protect endangered wildlife and support local communities and infrastructures on the ground.

Born Free’s President, Will Travers OBE, who has successfully climbed Kilimanjaro twice, said: "When you finally stand on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro all the stress, strain - and, yes, pain - is worth it. You have achieved something of both mental and physical significance. More than that - and I have now climbed to the equatorial snows twice - your efforts are rewarded many-fold as you realise that the money you have raised for Born Free will positively change the lives of threatened wild animals and fragile human communities in need.

“These XP Club members are doing something remarkable. In a world too often dominated by the 'I' culture, they recognise the value of 'us', where, if we care enough, we can make a difference for those less fortunate than ourselves. Hats off to each and every one who signs up to climb!”

The XP Club director, Riky Bains commented: “It gives us enormous pride to work with and support an organisation so generous, warm-hearted and determined to make a difference. Our mission is to leave a positive footprint wherever we go as a growing global family and Kilimanjaro is our starting point.”

To find out more about this incredible opportunity, please visit: https://www.thexpclub.com or e-mail info@thexpclub.com

For more information about the work of Born Free go to: www.bornfree.org.uk

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