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Thursday, May 17, 2012

This is BIG News - Please PASS ON To Support the FIRST TANZANIAN TO CLIMB TO THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST




FIRST TANZANIAN TO CLIMB TO THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST (HOPEFULLY)
Wilfred Moshi is now on the way to climb to the top of Mount Everest. 
He is in Camp 2 now and his bid to reach the summit begins today, Thursday 17 May. 
He hopes to arrive there over the weekend.

Wilfred is undertaking this sponsored climb of Mount Everest for all of the 34 schools and communities that are part of the Twende Pamoja network of relationships, to support the development of the Trust and to help with the building of the Centre in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. You can meet Wilfred and read his diary on his blog.

He will launch the 'Hand in Hand' Global Vision Project for young people from the top of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro.
We are working to raise over £1million in the next year. Any contribution however small (or large) would be really appreciated at this stage.

We would ask you to support him by:

  • walking with him by keeping him in mind over the next few days
  • e mailing this information and the attached Newsletter to your family and friends. Help us to reach as many people as we can in the next 4 days!!!!! 

Thank you for reading this and any support you are able to give. 
Mike

About Wilfred

Kilimanjaro mountain guide Wilfred Moshi will attempt to become the first Tanzanian to climb the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest this weekend. Wilfred, as a guide has been climbing Mount Kilimanjaro since 1999. Wilfred believes that the climb will "show Tanzanians that we can all strive to achieve our own goals by hard work and a passion for what we do. Being one of the few Africans and the first Tanzanian to climb Mount Everest would be a major achievement for our country since it would prove that with hard work we can conquer such a challenge.  This would empower Tanzanians to know that they can also succeed!"

As well as undertaking the climb as a personal ambition, he is also undertaking the climb for the Twende Pamoja Trust. Wilfred is a Tanzanian, of the Chagga tribe based in Moshi  He is married with two children. He began his guiding career in 1999 as a porter, and within few months underwent the KINAPA guide-training course and became a certified mountain guide. He began as an assistant guide, and because of his language and natural leadership skills, he became a head guide in 2002. He has subsequently established his own company Kili-Treks. He has climbed the mountain over 80 times.

Wilfred is a certified KINAPA (Kilimanjaro Tanzania National Park) guide and holds a NOLS certification as a 'Wilderness First-Responder' (WFR) and 'Heart Saver CPR'. He completed Advanced Secondary School in Moshi and trained to become a computer hardware and software technician. Wilfred serves as the Technology Adviser for the Twende Pamoja Trust on a voluntary basis.



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