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Twin Peak Challenge

Sponsored challenge with Climbing for Conservation, to complete trek and summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, Tanzania, in honour of PAMS co-founder Wayne Lotter. Funds raised will support conservation projects by Wild Survivors and PAMS Foundation, in Tanzania. Climb initiative in collaboration with Silent Heroes Foundation, and Bush2Beach Safaris.

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.


Climbing for Conservation Overview The Climbing for Conservation Twin Peak Challenge (and Single Peak option) is a sponsored charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Meru; creating the ultimate challenge - an opportunity to conquer two of the world’s greatest mountains: back to back! We are organising the climb to offer climbers a unique opportunity to reach the summit of Tanzania’s tallest mountains, while raising awareness for conservation efforts, and bringing peaceful coexistence between elephants and people, while supporting those who devote their lives to protecting endangered species, on the front lines of wildlife crime. The sponsorship funds raised by each participant will be divided in half. Fifty percent will be donated to PAMS Foundation in memory of the organisation’s co-founder, Wayne Lotter. Wayne was an outstanding pioneer in the battle to save Africa's elephants. He worked tirelessly to bring unprecedented campaigns, community empowerment, and successful programmes in anti-poaching, across Tanzania. Wayne and his hardworking team are responsible for saving over 30,000 elephants; safeguarding wildlife habitats in Southern and Northern Tanzania, and arresting thousands of poachers, including powerful ivory kingpins. We are dedicating Climbing for Conservation to Wayne. The other fifty percent of funds raised will be donated to Wild Survivors to further the beehive fence programmes, protecting elephants from retaliation attacks, and providing a sustainable livelihood in beekeeping for rural communities, in partnership with the Silent Heroes Foundation. Please visit: www.wildsurvivors.org/projects.html to learn more about this win-win iniative, and how your generous funds make a direct impact on conservation.

Fundraising: Each climber is asked to raise a minimum of $250.00 USD / £250.00 GBP Whether you raise $250 or $2,500, you will be making a vital and direct impact on conservation in Tanzania! We’re thrilled to welcome you onto Climbing for Conservation, and thankful to you for joining us on this exciting challenge! A fundraising pack, and optional Just Giving page will be sent out to each participant, with ideas for fundraising, and details of how to engage audiences in your climbing challenge for Wild Survivors and PAMS Foundation. Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Climbing for Conservation Challenge Options 2018 Twin Peak: Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru Date choice: August: 2nd - 16th

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September: 2nd - 16th

Arrive on the 2nd Climb Mt. Meru 3rd - 6th Rest Day on the 7th Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro 8th - 13th Option to bolt-on Tarangire National Park Safari: 14th - 15th Return ight on the 16th.

Single Peak: Mt. Kilimanjaro Date choice: August: 7th - 16th

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September: 7th - 16th

Arrive on the 7th Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro 8th - 13th Option to bolt-on Tarangire National Park Safari: 14th - 15th Return ight on the 16th.

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Climbing for Conservation Pricing per person

Based on climbing party minimum of 4 people

Twin Peak Challenge: Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Route - 6DAYS & Mt. Meru - 4DAYS Duration of trek including arrival, rest day, and departure = 13 Days Total for Twin Peak Trek: $2,610.00 USD pp (min. group of x4 climbers)

Single Peak Challenge: Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame Route - 6DAYS Duration of trek including arrival, and departure = 8 Days Total for Single Peak Trek: $1,745.00 USD pp (min. group of 4x climbers) Total Price includes: Airport Collection, and Transfer to the Mountain(s) Accommodation, with Meals as stated in the itinerary: Twin Peak includes: 1x night at Ahadi Hotel, Arusha (before Mt. Meru climb), and 3x nights at Aishi Hotel, Moshi (on night after Meru climb, rest day prior to Kili climb, and ďŹ nal night after Mt. Kilimanjaro climb), Single Peak includes: 2x nights in at Aishi Hotel, Moshi (before and after Mt. Kilimanjaro climb). Park Entry fees (& Conservation and Community Development fees on Meru) Mountain Rescue: Operated by the National Park’s rescue service, and Emergency Evacuation Cover. Camping equipment such as mountaineering sleeping tents, mess tent, table and stools ,chemical toilet/toilet tent (for Kilimanjaro), Shared mountain huts for Meru. Emergency Oxygen (Kilimanjaro) Professional Head Guide, Assistant Guide, Chef and Porters - All members of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.

Price does not include: Personal climbing gear (e.g., jackets, boots, sleeping bag) *Equipment available for hire from Bush2Beach Safaris, please refer to hire form in the Guidance PDF. Meals not listed in itinerary, and drinks apart from water, tea and coffee. Tips for Guides, Chef, or Porters Transfer to airport after challenge (if not going on safari) - price available on request. Visa to enter Tanzania Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Climbing for Conservation with

Bush2Beach Safaris Climbing for Conservation are thrilled to be supported by Bush2Beach Safaris, Tanzania. Bush2Beach specialize in designing custom made safaris and climbing treks that cater to specific interests and needs. Under combined European and African ownership/management and with over 15 years based in Tanzania, Bush2Beach Safaris design tailor-made safari adventure holidays and know exactly the right combination of bush and beach and anything in between, including any mountain or bush trail one may be inclined to take on. Bush2Beach are highly experienced in delivering professional, secure, and expertly coordinated climbing expeditions, and are a well respected trekking and safari company, based in Arusha. “We will go out of our way to bring your ideas to the drawing board in order to design a holiday that fits to you and your client’s wishes at the same time advising and using our own experience and expertise as safari specialists in unveiling some of Tanzania best kept secrets and destinations steering wherever possible away from the crowds in order to deliver the authentic Out of Africa Experience” Bush2Beach Safaris www.bush2beach.com Bush2Beach Safaris P.O. Box 11914 Arusha, Tanzania East-Africa Tel: +255 739 504700 Email: sales@bush2beach.com Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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MOUNT MERU TREK: 4DAYS/3NIGHTS MT.MERU TREKKING: Mt. Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park, 50 miles West of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain is an impressive dormant volcano reaching 14,980 feet (4,565 meters). This trek serves as an ideal warm up for Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances. Four days trekking is highly recommended, allowing time for altitude side trips to Little Meru and to soak in amazing views on the way up from every vantage point – with the best views ever of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On the lower slopes of the mountain, climbers may be lucky with a chance sighting of wildlife. As you continue your ascents, the trail follows the north rim of the volcano’s crater along a dramatic ridge line. Throughout the climb, you will sleep in designated mountain huts along the trail. Reaching the summit as the sun is rising, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and of the Mt. Meru Crater.

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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TWIN PEAK ITINERARY (MT. MERU): Day 1: 2nd August & 2nd September Arrival at Kilimanjaro Interational airport - you will be collected by your driver guide and transferred to the Moshi region. Check in at your accommodation. Overnight at: Ahadi Lodge (no meals included) http://ahadi-lodge.com/ Day 2: 3rd August & 3rd September Morning departure to Momela gate together with your mountain guide and crew. Game drives en route through Arusha national park – continue up to Momela (top) gate where you get ready for the climb. The first part of the trek is gradual and very rewarding as you begin to climb up through the almost magical forest with its old man’s beard (thick hanging moss). There’s an abundance of birdlife through this section and it’s great to have the shade of the thick canopy overhead. Walking time is 3-4 hours to Mariakamba hut. Picnic lunch is at the half way point, which has some rewarding views of the low lying land - altitude is 2,514 meters. Good opportunity to view Mount Kilimanjaro at sunset and keep a watch for Elephants as they tend to pass through this area in the late afternoon. Overnight at: Mariakamba Hut (B, L, D) Day 3: 4th August & 4th September Rise for sunrise about 6.15 am then after breakfast, with picnic lunch boxes, proceed slowly leaving the tall forest behind as you break into low alpine scrub. The track follows small paths up along ridges with great views to the valley floor down below, take lunch at half way point. Walking time is 2-4 hours. Altitude is 3,570 metres. After a short rest continue up to little Meru and enjoy the views over to Kili. Overnight at: Saddle hut (B, L, D)

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Day 4: 5th August & 5th September Proceed with your guide as you begin your slow climb to Mt Meru summit - this will take 5.5 hours - altitude is 4,566 metres. At 06.15am sun rise will break, and if all goes well you can have twenty minutes before sun rise to breath in the amazing views as you watch another day begin. In your own time descend back down to Saddle hut, have a well earned breakfast and relax. Continue down to Mariakamba hut to relax and freshen up. Overnight at: Mariakamba Hut (B, L, D) Day 5: 6th August & 6th September After breakfast, continue to make your way down to Momela gate, the long route through the forest is a very rewarding walk this will take 4-5 hrs at a leisurely pace all downhill. Champagne lunch at the gate and celebrations with your crew – then board the safari vehicle and head to your accommodation closer to Mt Kilimanjaro. Overnight at: Aishi Machame (B, L) – dinner own cost https://www.aishi-machame.com/ Day 6: 7th August & 7th September Climbers doing the Single Peak Challenge - Kilimanjaro Climb, will arrive at Kilimanjaro airport this day, they will be met and transferred to the accommodation in Moshi to meet with the Meru climbers. This afternoon meet your Kilimanjaro guide and receive a briefing on your coming climb. A great opportunity to ask any last minute questions and for you and your guide to double check your clothing and equipment. Overnight at: Aishi Machame (B) – lunch/dinner own cost https://www.aishi-machame.com/

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREK: 6DAYS/5NIGHTS MACHAME ROUTE (WHISKY) TREKKING:

The Machame route is a beautifully diverse and scenic route, providing hikers with incredible views and varying landscapes. The route is relatively difficult as climbers need to be able to ascend the Barranco Wall on day four and contend with a steep incline up Kibo on summit night. That being said, there are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills. The total Machame route distance is approximately 62 kilometers from gate to gate. The climb will be completed in six days (five nights) and includes a climb high, sleep low acclimatisation day.  

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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TWIN PEAK CONT. & SINGLE PEAK ITINERARY:

DAY 7 / DAY 1 (SINGLE PEAK) : 8th August & 8th September •Machame Gate to Machame Camp •Elevation (ft): 5,905ft to 9,777ft •Distance: 11 km •Hiking Time: 5-6 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest You will be collected from Moshi at 8:30 am and depart for Machame gate (1,800m), once park fees have been paid, you will enter into the cover of the natural rain forest which surrounds the lower reaches of Kilimanjaro. This part of the walk is very gradual with great photo opportunities as the sun’s rays filter through the dense canopy overhead with chances of seeing black and white colobus monkey. Hot water is provided to refresh yourself before dinner, enjoy the Mountain’s silence as night descends upon Machame Camp for your first night. Overnight at: Machame Camp - Altitude is 2,980 metres (B, L, D) DAY 8 / DAY 2 (SINGLE PEAK) : 9th August & 9th September •Machame Camp to Shira Camp •Elevation (ft): 9,777ft to 12,598ft •Distance: 5 km •Hiking Time: 5-6 hours Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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After breakfast, break camp and with picnic lunch boxes to continue your ascent, leaving the lushness of the Rainforest behind you. This part of the walk cuts up along various ridges which are dotted with scrubby low land bush. This eventually gives way to the hardier Alpine Flora of the open plateau. The walk will take you 5hrs - 6.5hrs including your picnic lunch. The views are stunning as you begin to gain altitude. On one side you have the soft outline of Kilimanjaro towering over you and off in the distance stand’s Mount Meru. Overnight at: Shira Camp - Altitude 3,840 metres (B, L, D) DAY 9 / DAY 3 (SINGLE PEAK): 10th August & 10th September •Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp •Elevation (ft): 12,598ft to 12,795ft •Distance: 10 km •Hiking Time: 5-7 hours •Habitat: Semi Desert After breakfast, begin a gradual climb cutting your way through the low Alpine bush. Bird watching on these open slopes can be rewarding with several different type of birds of prey scouring the scrub for small mammals. The scenery will change to rusty red moraine fields as you continue on toward Lava tower 4,630 metres, finally descend to Baranco Camp. Lunch will be taken on route. This is a good day for acclimatization as you reach a higher altitude than that of Baranco, walking times average 5 - 7 hrs. Overnight at: Baranco Camp - Altitude 3,900 metres (B, L, D) DAY 10 / DAY 4 (SINGLE PEAK): 11th August & 11th September Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp •Elevation (ft): 12,795ft to 15,092ft •Distance: 9km •Hiking Time: 8-10 hours •Habitat: Alpine Desert After breakfast, begin the daunting climb up Baranco wall, it looks far worse than it is – continue steadily to Karanga camp. Enjoy a hot lunch on arrival followed by relaxation or head out on a side walk of the area – your guide will advice. Continue towards Barafu. Relax and soak up the vistas below you. Rest and try and get some sleep, you will be woken at around midnight for your final challenge! Overnight at: Barafu Camp - Altitude 4,600 metres (B, L, D) DAY 11 / DAY 5 (SINGLE PEAK): 12th August / 12th September •Barafu Camp to Summit (Uhuru Peak) to Mweka Hut •Elevation (ft): 15,300ft to 19,345ft (and down to 10,000ft) •Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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•Hiking Time: 6-7 hours ascent / 4-5 hours descent •Habitat: Arctic Gear up and start your ascent to the highest peak in Africa (Uhuru Peak) this stands at 5,895 metres. Have your cameras ready for when the sun winks a sleepy eye at you. After you’ve done the victory dance on the summit, start the descent to Barafu Camp for breakfast and a short rest. Proceed down toward Millennium Camp cutting through lowland grasses and scrub. Break for picnic lunch and refreshments before continuing down to Mweka camp or depending on descent pace and how the legs feel, Millennium Camp. Overnight at: Mweka Camp - Altitude 2,985 metres (B, L, D) Mweka Camp is situated in the upper forest and mist or rain can be expected in the late afternoon. Later in the evening, we enjoy our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep. DAY 12 / DAY 6 (TWIN PEAK): 13th August & 13th September •Mweka Camp to Moshi •Elevation (ft): 10,000ft to 5,905ft •Distance: 10 km •Hiking Time: 3-4 hours •Habitat: Rain Forest After breakfast, proceed back down into the forest, a beautiful walk again offering good bird watching opportunities, there are some good view points en route to the valley below. Continue down to the Machame gate, for champagne brunch. Here you will meet one of our vehicles, heading back to your lodge for a well deserved shower and rest. Overnight at: Aishi Machame (B, L) - dinner own costs https://www.aishi-machame.com/ DAY 13 / DAY 7 (SINGLE PEAK): 14th August & 14th September 1) After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (Return transfer not incl in package price) 2) Depart from your accommodation in the morning for your two-day Safari in Tarangire National Park. Continue to page 12 for itinerary.

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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OPTIONAL BOLT-ON SAFARI AFTER TWIN PEAK OR SINGLE PEAK TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK: 2DAYS/1NIGHT SAFARI, with accommodation at Tarngire Safari Lodge (14th - 15th):

Total: $598.00 USD per person (group of 4x people minimum)

Welcome to one of Africa’s most underrated parks. Tarangire is in close proximity to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and make the final connection to a crucial wildlife corridor spanning Southern Kenya, and Northern Tanzania. This park has a particularly dense wildlife population between June – October. It is a magnificent elephant hot spot, famous for their large herd sizes, with wonderful opportunities to immerse yourself in nature, watching the captivating elephant activities, at Tarangire River. With lion roars and zebra barks filling the night, all set against a backdrop of constantly changing scenery. Tarangire has the second-highest concentration of wildlife of any Tanzanian national park (after Serengeti) and reportedly the largest concentration of elephants in the world. The Tarangire ecosystem, with the park as its heart and soul, also has hundreds of resident lions and sightings are common. Less visible, but nonetheless present are leopards and cheetahs. What sustains them are large herds of zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, buffaloes and other herbivores. With more than 450 bird species, Tarangire is one of the best birdwatching destinations in Tanzania. The park is located 120km from Arusha south east of Manyara. and in the dry season game congregates along the river having migrated from the Masai Mara. Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Tarangire National Park Safari Itinerary DAY 13 / DAY 7 (SINGLE PEAK): 14th August & 14th September, Continued Depart from your accommodation in Moshi, in the morning and begin the drive through a changing landscape to Tarangire National Park, for game drives of the ‘Elephant Playground’. Spend the day game driving in this beautiful park, stopping at one of the scenic picnic sites to enjoy your packed lunch. Overnight at: Tarangire Safari Lodge (B, L, D) http://www.tarangiresafarilodge.com/ DAY 14 / DAY 8 (SINGLE PEAK): 15th August & 15th September After breakfast at your accommodation head out for another adventurous day of game driving in Tarangire National Park, stopping at one of the picnic sites to enjoy your packed lunch. Mid afternoon you will make your way to the park gate and then onwards to Arusha. Overnight at: Ahadi Lodge (B, L) – dinner own costs http://ahadi-lodge.com/ DAY 15 / DAY 9 (SINGLE PEAK): 16th August & 16th September After breakfast you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your departing international flights. End of services. (B)

View from Tarangire Safari Lodge, overlooking the National Park

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Climb Confirmation, and Payment Thank-you for your interest in joining Climbing for Conservation! Registrations will close at the beginning of June 2018. To register, please email: francesca@wildsurvivors.org, with your full name, contact details, and confirmation of challenge date (Aug or Sep), and bolt-on safari. We have secured fantastic climbing and safari pricing from our climb partners, and tour operator Bush2Beach Safaris, in Tanzania, to ensure our participants have the greatest opportunity to fundraise for the conservation causes. In order to secure this pricing, we require a minimum of 4x people per climb, and a minimum of 4x people per safari. You are not obligated to fulfil the minimum number of people per activity, as we will group teams together, depending on booking numbers. Full payment is required in USD, and will be invoiced by Bush2Beach Safaris 60 days before your expedition start date. If you’re UK based, you can make your payments to Wild Survivors’ account in GBP, using the exchange rate on the day of transfer, by the dates below, to allow time for us to transfer the total amounts onto Bush2Beach Safaris. Payments made directly to Bush2Beach, please add $25.00 to cover bank charges incurred by B2B for receiving international deposits. August climbers: Payment due by May 31st September climbers: Payment due by June 30th If you’re able to make your payment sooner than this date, it helps us greatly because it ensures we can reserve accommodation pre and post climb in good time, while submitting permit requests to Kilimanjaro National Park. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries, including advice on flight bookings. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank-you again for your enquiry with Climbing for Conservation!

Francesca Mahoney

Founder, Wild Survivors

Wild Survivors is a UK Registered charity no. 1165732. www.wildsurvivors.org hello@wildsurvivors.org Registered Address: High House Farm, Mendlesham Green, Stowmarket Suffolk, IP14 5RQ, UK.

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Summit two of East Africa's highest mountains: Mount Meru (Africa's 5th highest), and Mount Kilimanjaro - the World's highest freestanding m...

Climbing for Conservation Expedition Pack  

Summit two of East Africa's highest mountains: Mount Meru (Africa's 5th highest), and Mount Kilimanjaro - the World's highest freestanding m...

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