MOUNT KENYA TREK GIVES HIGH LEVEL NETWORKING A NEW SLANT!
Join Railway Children’s 2016 Mount Kenya Trip
Fancy visiting one of Railway Children’s projects in Kenya? Climb Mount Kenya with them and you can.
Following the success of this year’s trek to Everest Base Camp, Railway Children’s next challenge is to take on the stunning trek to Mount Kenya.
This spectacular challenge to the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, will trek to 4,985m over five days. It represents the very best networking opportunities, forging lasting relationships with some of the rail industry’s senior individuals.
The challenge goes up the Chogoria Route and down the Sirimon Route through dense rain forest on the lower slopes of the mountain, home to elephants, Cape buffalo, leopards and monkeys. It then traverses the vast moorlands past undulating grassy valleys and deep rocky gorges, through some of the most fabulous vegetation on our planet. Trekkers arrive on the summit of Point Lenana early enough to be rewarded with views of the sunrise over East Africa. The experience is heightened by the fact that there are very few other trekkers to share the mountain with.
After the trek the party will travel to Kitale and spend a day seeing first-hand what a difference fundraising makes. Many children find themselves on the streets of Kitale, having been driven from the surrounding areas by poverty and drought. It will visit a dropin centre where children’s immediate needs are met – food, a wash and temporary refuge from the streets. It’ll then go on to a short-term rescue centre, where children stay until we can return them home or find a long-term solution for them. Trekkers will be able to meet the staff and children, ask lots of questions about the work, and maybe even have a game of football!
“Spending a few days on a physically and mentally demanding challenge is tough, but nowhere near as tough as a child living alone on the streets. Many of the kids that Railway Children help will have spent many nights on the streets, afraid, cold, and hungry. Visiting one of the projects made me realise that it is possible to make a huge difference.”
Mac Motraghi, Head of Bid Delivery, Hitachi Rail Europe
7th – 18th September 2016