YOU WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS INVESTING IN YOUR LEADERSHIP
LOOKING FOR AN ADVENTURE?
LOOKING TO DISCOVER LEADERSHIP?
LOOKING TO MEET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE?
LOOKING FOR CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EVENTS?
CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN LIKE KILIMANJARO CAN GIVE YOU THIS AND MUCH MORE.
FITBANKER IS COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING LEADERS THROUGH HEALTH, FITNESS & ADVENTURE. ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS ARE INVITED TO APPLY.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world at 5,895m, and for many this is a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME bucket list item. Plus add to that picture ‘Leadership sessions in a tent’ with a mix of amazing human beings that come together from all walks of life and from all over the world to empower each other to the top. The 8 days are designed to take us through some of the most beautiful and scenic parts of the mountain, and equally some of the hardest physical days you will experience will be on this mountain. In doing this as a team, we discover our best in uplifting others.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a walking trek with minimal technical climbing skills required. However, a good level of fitness is required and one can develop this with adequate training & support over a minimum of 2 months. Beyond physical fitness one needs mental fitness and a support team to summit. The altitude is also something one cannot train for, but being prepared for it and adequate acclimatisation on the mountain with the right route & support team can significantly increase ones chances of summiting.
Over the 8 days of this Leadership Summit, we are looking to complete the climb in 7 days with an 8th day focused on reflection & gratitude at a local village and a school we are supporting and fundraising for. Our fundraising goal is independent of the program cost.
The Program cost is £3,500* now reduced to £2,900 for the first 10 people signing up!
The program includes:
3 nights B&B accommodation** at base
Trek guides, porters, chefs & waiters
Game park gate entry fees
6 nights tented accommodation** on climb
7 days of all meals on climb***
Airport pick-up and transfers
*excludes flights and personal mountain wear
** All accommodation is double occupancy unless pre-arranged otherwise
*** Please notify us of any specific meal requirements
OPTIONAL BOLT-ON: 4 Night / 5 Day Safari. Costs £1,997 now reduced to £1,600 for the first 10 people signing up!
Kilimanjaro Leadership Summit
29 November – 9 December
Mega Early Bird Offer £2610 SOLD
Early Bird Offer £2750 (*Only available if paying in full. Installments are available only on full price.)
Offer valid until 31/03/2018
Full Price £2900
Kilimanjaro Leadership Summit + Safari
29 November – 13 December
9 December – 13 December
The mountain is calling…be prepared!
How Do I Prepare to Climb Kilimanjaro?
What route will we take?
What Are the Entry Requirements for Tanzania?
Should I Get a Medical Check Up?
Do I need vaccinations?
What Gear Do I Need to Bring?
You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment while communal equipment (tents, food, cooking items, etc.) is provided. Please note : Plastic, recyclable water bottles are not allowed in the park, due to past problems with litter. So water should be carried in Nalgene bottles, water bladders, or similar devices. You should be able to carry 3-4 liters of water with you at all times. Please do not bring alcohol. It is illegal to have alcohol in the park. Our staff will not carry it for you. Besides, drinking and high altitude do not mix well. Checked luggage on airplanes can get lost or delayed on the way to Tanzania. You should prepare for this possibility by wearing or carrying on the items that are essential to your Kilimanjaro climb. While most clothing, gear and equipment can be replaced in Tanzania prior to your climb, there are some things that you should not replace.
How do I train for the climb?
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a physical undertaking, so you should prepare yourself accordingly with a Kilimanjaro training program. Being in good shape is important in many respects. Obviously, strong, conditioned legs make it easier to walk uphill and downhill for sustained periods of time. General aerobic fitness allows the body to function efficiently with less oxygen. And a fit body is more likely to withstand the stress of consecutive days of hiking and camping. Finally, a positive mental attitude can work wonders for you when fatigue and doubts arise.
The best exercise that you can do to prepare for Mount Kilimanjaro is hiking. You should start training for climbing Kilimanjaro at least two months prior to your departure.
It is imperative that during Kilimanjaro training, you wear the boots that you intend to climb with so that they are sufficiently broken-in (to prevent blisters). Additionally, you should wear the day pack you intend to carry so you’re your shoulders/back/hips get used to the points of contact and weight (to minimize chafing and soreness). Lastly, physical training is just one part of getting in shape. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, use the climb as your motivation to change. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Reduce your red meat consumption. Don’t drink or smoke. Get eight hours of sleep per night. Don’t worry. Be happy!