Kelsey Climbs Kilimanjaro

I fell in love with mountaineering after summiting Mt. Washington. While I have always loved hiking, mountaineering offered more of a challenge. This year during my Peace Corps service in South Africa, I have started my training to summit Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I thru-hiked the Wild Coast, in December, this April I will train in the Drakensberg Mountains, and July I will continue training on Lion's Head and Table Mountain in Cape Town. My target time to climb will be July 2016 right before I end my service abroad.

The flight to and from South Africa, in addition to the cost of the trip with sherpas, as well as their tip requires more money than a volunteer makes. Please help raise enough money to help me reach my goal in climbing Africa's biggest challenge before I return home.

Thank you for your generosity!


  • Anonymous 
    • 50 $ 
    • 54 mos
  • Kate Smallwood 
    • 100 $ 
    • 54 mos
  • Rachel Meier 
    • 25 $ 
    • 54 mos
  • Candy Cruz 
    • 50 $ 
    • 55 mos
  • Sue Bomgardner 
    • 150 $ 
    • 55 mos
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Kelsey Gaus 
Norristown, PA
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