Celebs Conquer Kilimanjaro Summit to Support Clean Water
Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas, Emile Hirsch, Santigold, Elizabeth Gore and Alexandra Cousteau were among the climbers joining Grammy-nominated musician and philanthropist Kenna for a Summit on the Summit at the top of Africa’s largest free standing mountain early this morning.
After six intense days of hiking and climbing, the group set out for their final trek at 1:30am local time and after nearly seven hours reached Mt. Kilimanjaro's Uhuru peak which generally has only a 75% success rate. Watch a video from day 5 of the climb below.
Each participant battled a plethora of physical and natural elements over the past week to make the ascent. Between coping with weather ranging from rain, hail, snow and the effects of altitude, including headaches, dizziness and fatigue among other ailments all made the over 50 mile journey that much more arduous. Immediately after summiting, the group descended for an additional six plus hours of hiking to 12,000 feet, where they will make their final night of camp.
SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro was a call to action to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis and funds to benefit The Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Water For People’s Playpump Technology. The expedition and the dramatic final ascent were also recorded for a special documentary that will air on MTV on March 14th at 9pm/8pm CST.