To The Summit!

So in a few hours at midnite Sunday night we begin our ascent to the summit of Kilimanjaro for the kids. It’s a 7 hour climb in the dark with a total of 4250 ft gain in elevation to summit at sunrise and will feel incredible after 6 hard long days! It will always amaze me how much we have inside ourselves, so much more than we realize. Heart, drive, spirit, and courage.

The other amazing thing has been watching 12 people come together, that had never met and become a team that’s sole purpose is to be a voice for children and hopefully prevent them from being sold or forced into dirty degrading jobs. It’s a good world. My next post will be after we descend from the summit of Kili- so until then… Kili4kids!

“We are all better than we know if only we can be brought to realize this. We may never again be prepared to settle for anything less.”


You can also follow us on our climb starting June 16th via this GPS map  –

Follow me on twitter @TeamBernard

Hashtag to follow our journey on social media: #kiliclimb4kids

Link to Donate To Our Climb


Thank you to our sponsors:

SoLo Bars (nutrition partner) @SoLo_energybar

GoodLife (training partner) @GoodLifeFitness

Kenya Airways (travel partner)

Charity Challenge (tour partner) @CharityChallCA

Heartland Printing and Graphics (printing partner)

Sierra Sil (muscle partner) @SierraSil

Columbia Gear @columbia1983 @moutainhardwear

And a special thanks to Out There Adventure Calgary and Jamie Clarke @OutThereCalgary @JC_Climbs