Ultimate Kilimanjaro® is proud to be the official Kilimanjaro operator for Operation Kilimanjaro 2015, featuring The Heroes Project, an organization that works with veterans, soldiers, marines, and military families and communities on all levels. The Heroes Project supports climbing programs for wounded marines, soldiers and veterans, by putting injured war veterans on some of the highest summits of the world.
Operation Kilimanjaro 2015
Julian Torres served as a USMC Sergeant in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. On July 15, 2010, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated below him and caused the loss of both legs. The road to recovery has been physically and emotionally difficult.
The Heroes Project and Ultimate Kilimanjaro® led Julian to Uhuru Point, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The expedition, called Operation Kilimanjaro 2015, put the team at the top of Kilimanjaro on Veteran's Day, November 11th. It was our honor to host Julian on Mount Kilimanjaro and take part in his achievement.
GQ writer Davy Rothbart accompanied the team on the expedition and subsequently wrote a story of the climb entitled Mount Impossible: How a Disabled Veteran Conquered Kilimanjaro.
Brooke Baldwin of CNN interviewed Julian live from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Heroes Project
The Heroes Project's mission is to improve the care and protection of heroes through individual support, community empowerment and systemic change.
How Can I Help?
The Heroes Project is a nonprofit organization that is made possible with help through sponsorships and donations. You can help by donating to the worthy cause. Make no mistake about it. The Heroes Project changes lives.