Jan 102010
 

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Jessica Biel and the rest of the Summit on the Summit team began their climb up Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday, January 7th.  The team is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis.

The website is sparse on details, but it appears that the group is ascending via a variation of the 7 day Shira route.  They were at Moir Hut on day 3 and are currently at Barranco Camp on day 4.

Sep 302009
 

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Following the much publicized BT Red Nose Climb for Comic Relief, where a team of UK celebrities climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for malaria prevention earlier this year, next January a group of US celebrities are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with Summit on the Summit to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis.

Among the celebrities are music artist Justin Timberlake, actress Jessica Biel, actress Isabel Lucas, rapper Lupe Fiasco, and singer Kenna.  More celebrities are expected to join.

It has been reported that the climb will take six days.  This is a bit peculiar if true because a short itinerary would pretty much guarantee that only half of the team will make it to the top.  Six days is not nearly enough time for most people to acclimatize to the altitude.  Hopefully, the charity climb will use a longer route so more of the team can summit.

It will be interesting to follow their climb as it unfolds.