What is this adventure?
Can you imagine what it is like to stand on one of the highest mountains in Africa? To spend the day at a mountain lake carved by glaciers? To gaze across one of the longest, continually inhabited countries in the world? Join the Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise Rotary Clubs of Australia on the Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Climb, and you’ll experience all this and more! This 14-day adventure will push you to your limits and be more rewarding than you ever imagined. Over 7 days, you will pass through five different climatic zones, with amazing views across the endless, grassy plains of East Africa and Mount Kenya’s amazing topography. Your efforts on this amazing adventure will allow Rotary to continue our work in Kenya and South Africa, as well to support Legacy Australia on this Centenary of ANZAC Day.
- Climb Mt Kenya (Batian 5,199 m or Point Lenana 4,985 m) and raise vital funds to help the children of Africa and the Legatees of Australia.
- Watch the sun rise over the East African plains, from the summit of one of the tallest free-standing mountain in the world
- Trek for 7 days across lush rain forests and ice fields, over glaciers and through caves, enjoying the camaraderie of new friends
- Post climb Safari Options.
For more information and to register your interest CLICK HERE.
One option is to attend the Rotary District 9212 Conference at Diani Beach near Mombasa. We are also taking a safari team, our supporters who we will join following the climb. The safari team will be visiting the area around Mount Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau, where there are several world renowned wild life conservancies, a traditional Maasai village and game parks. We also have plans for other options prior to and following the climb culminating in South Africa.
Enjoy this 3 minute video those going in April 22015 have the opportunity to do most of the activities shown here. Just love the place!
I have prepared an itinerary for those who are joining us or who are interested in joining us:
Itinerary Latest August 27
PRIP Bill Boyd and Lorna Boyd paid us a visit and gave us many words of encouragement for the adventure.
Below PDG Fred Loneragan, Lorna Boyd, PRIP Bill Boyd and John Glassford.
We are now moving closer to our goal of April 2015! We have been in touch with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Canberra and thy have no problems with our logo and the use of the words in our banner. I will now crank up our Facebook page and invite people to join us there.
This is an old photograph of Mount Kenya showing a route to Point Lenana taken from the Teleki Valley.
Welcome to our Mount Kenya 2015 web site.
Navigation is easy just follow the drop downs and you will find out why we are climbing our third African mountain for the children of Africa. We invite you to join us on this adventure and we have two teams going. One to hike and climb and one which will go on safari while we hike and climb!
Please think about sponsoring us up the mountain for four very good causes that will enable us to maintain sustainability on a continued basis since we first started with the Coolamon Rotary’s Road MAPS to Africa Programme in 2005.
Please feel free to contact me John Glassford on 61 2 6927 6027 or email me:
If you prefer snail mail:
22 Moore Street, GANMAIN, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA 2702.
“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” Lupita Nyong’o from Kenya, in her Oscar’s acceptance speech.
FOR ALL THE CHILDREN WE ARE WORKING FOR IN AFRICA.
We would like to announce that the Rotary Clubs of Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise are joining hands in the adventure to climb Mount Kenya in April 2015 project. The climb will have two joint leaders in PDG Fred Loneragan form Wagga Wagga Sunrise and PP John Glassford from Coolamon.
PRIP Bill Boyd from New Zealand has agreed to become our Patron for the Mount Kenya 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary Climb.
Bill Boyd is a member of the Rotary Club of Pakuranga Inc, Auckland, New Zealand and was Rotary International President in 2006-2007.
Bill Boyd Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit - CNZM
At the opening plenary session (17 February 18, 2006) of the Rotary International Assembly incoming president William B. (Bill) Boyd announced his theme: “LEAD THE WAY”.
Governors-elect greeted this announcement with a standing cheering ovation as Boyd stated, “This will be my theme and an affirmation of my belief in the power of Rotarians to change the world, one positive act at a time.” He concluded his remarks by saying, “As Rotarians, we are not content to let matters stay the way they have always been in our clubs or in our communities. We are not content with the status quo, and we do not look at a problem only to say someone else will solve it. We are the ones who ask, ‘Why not us?’ We are the ones with the skills and the desire to build a better future. And we are the ones who must “Lead the Way”
We would like to announce that today February 17th the Rotary Clubs of Coolamon and Wagga Wagga Sunrise will be joint partners for Mount Kenya 2015.