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One big climb success

Exodus’ Managing Director Peter Burrell reports on the recent charity climb by One I am really pleased to report that the team from Global Ethics made it to Kala Pattar and 5555m in November to complete their challenge. They raised well over £18,000 in the process. This means that at least another two communities in Africa will soon have access to clean water via a Play Pump.

Men of the Mountains: Trekking in Morocco

We set wildlife and photography guide Paul Goldstein a challenge: go out of his comfort zone on a trekking trip to Mount Toubkal, Morocco, the highest point in North Africa. It's Africa, but not as I'm used to it. The rolling acacia-dotted plains filled with bounteous wildlife is how I classify this vast continent. Souks, internet cafes and sealed roads are not, but there is something about Morocco which makes it intoxicating, especially its mountains, especially as it is only a few hours from here.

Connecting with Kilimanjaro

“Jambo, Jambo Bwana. Harabi gani, Nuzuri sana” I’ve been listening to the guides singing for over five hours and I’m finding myself humming along. We started the final leg of our six-day journey to Uhuru Peak, the true summit of Kilimanjaro, at 11pm. Five hours in and I’m dragging my feet, often slipping on endless scree. I notice that everyone is stopping to ‘catch their breath’ more and more often, easier said than done at high altitude!

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