First ever all-vegan trek to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro
On the 1st of March 2018, a team of dedicated and daring vegan climbers between 18 & 70 plan to embark on the first ever all-vegan trek to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
Besides fulfilling their own personal goals, these adventurers aim to demonstrate to the world the unbounded health and athletic potential that can be achieved when you follow a plant-based diet.
Once the climbers reach the Uhuru Peak summit, they will unravel a banner dedicated to plant-based medical group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. “As a passionate vegan and PCRM supporter,” 50-year-old participant Sharon Warner said, “I knew this was the trip for me, and I immediately enticed my two athletic daughters to join me.” Warner and her daughters Alexandra and Madison along with husband Christopher, will take the challenge in the hopes of proving that veganism and athleticism are not mutually exclusive. “Our international team now includes participants from Canada, Norway, South Africa, and Belarus,” trek organizer Mike Weinberg said. “To prove the heights of achievement possible on a plant-based diet, we’re all eager to reach the peak of Kilimanjaro.” Earlier this year, 88-year-old Colorado resident Fred Distelhorst credited his plant-based diet for his ability to ascend Kilimanjaro, stating, “I think I’m in pretty good shape even though I’m a little old guy.”
If you are interested in joining the climb team check out the Vegan Kilimanjaro Plant-based Nutrition Challenge Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vegankili