Climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro before
the ice melts and raise awareness of climate change!

This epic trailer previews a three part documentary which is to follow, of the arduous trek up Kilimanjaro that four devoted conservationists overcame. The trailer showcases the scale of climate change, and the impact it is having upon our world. Plant A Tree Today (PATT) Foundation has taken on the challenge of spreading the word and raising awareness of this fact. We are looking for partners to help broadcast this documentary. If you would like to be involved, please get in touch today.

Why Kilimanjaro?


At 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Despite its close proximity to the equator it is crowned with ice. The glaciers there have existed for more than 11,000 years. They were previously more than 100 feet deep and extended 6,500 feet from the mountain top. However, glaciers constantly evolve. They melt and shrink in dry season but regenerate in the wet. Since 1912, Kilimanjaro has lost 82% of its ice cap, and 55% of its remaining glacier fields since 1962. Scientists predict all ice on the mountain may disappear by 2020.

By February 2013, the global mean carbon dioxide concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere was approaching 396.80 ppm. It is currently increasing at an average of 2 ppm per year, and is 100 ppm greater than the pre-industrial concentration. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions come primarily from burning fossil fuels, deforestation, agriculture and other land-use changes.


Planned for July 2014, PATT is organizing a climb for approximately 15 people to the Uhuru summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in order to showcase the effects of climate change on our natural wonders. Following the Macheme Route, the climb will take approximately 9 days to complete.

Participants will raise a minimum amount in order to participate in the organized climb. Proceeds will go towards PATT’s campaign of providing environmental education to students in order to increase knowledge and awareness of global climatic issues.

Information for Sponsors


We seek sponsorships in order to offset costs incurred over the planning process, as well as the climb itself. Becoming a key sponsor for the climb will expose your company to many benefits.

  • Climbing Kilimanjaro contributes to a thriving local economy, generating about $20 million/year
  • Tree planting and education on environmental conservation is necessary to mitigate effects of climate change
  • Promote your company’s mission of acting against climate change
  • Contribute to conservation efforts on one of the country’s most important sources of natural resources and biodiversity

We are currently looking for partnerships with companies who are looking to get involved with a charitable cause. If there are other services outside of the indicated packages that your company is able to support, we would love to hear from you.


Information for Participants


Mount Kilimanjaro has fast become an example of how global climate change is affecting cultural heritage sites. Take part in an expedition with other environmentally conscious individuals to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. PATT aims to continue our campaign in environmental education and reforestation in order to halt these changes, and take action. A portion of the funds donated will go directly to planting trees in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

How to Get Involved

Do you want to tackle the challenge? Download our brochure to gain access to more information. On the homepage, you can find a link to our online reservation form. After submitting a £250 non-refundable registration fee through PayPal or World Pay, you will receive detailed instructions on how to join our existing fundraising platforms, facts and tips on fundraising as well as more FAQs to help guide you along with the process.

The Route Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts different paths to the summit and back. Known as the 'Whiskey Route', this path leads you through magnificent forests to gain a ridge leading through moorland to the Shira Plateau. Trek through high alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields, all en route to Uhuru, peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers great scenery beneath the glaciated precipices of the Southern Ice fields before summiting from the higher Barafu Camp.

Brief Itinerary

  • DAY 1: Drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Machame Gate, Hike to Machame Camp
  • DAY 2: Hike Machame Camp to Shira Camp
  • DAY 3: Hike Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
  • DAY 4: Hike Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp
  • DAY 5: Hike Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
  • DAY 6: Hike Barafu Camp to Summit, down to Mweka Camp
  • DAY 7: Hike Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, drive to Moshi

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Have more questions? Contact PATT staff for more information!