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Mount Kilimanjaro Climb
Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Fri, Mar 03


Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Rotarian Leigh Titmus will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in late April raising funds for the Water Bore Project. He is seeking sponsorship for his climb, from 1,900m above sea level to the summit (if he gets there!)

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Mar 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – Apr 27, 2023, 8:19 PM

Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

About the event

The Rotary Club of Devonport North is one of a number of Rotary Clubs in Tasmania who are raising money to establish a total of 20 water bores in the Tarime District of Tanzania. This is an initiative of the Central Launceston Club. About 10 bores have already been drilled and are in use.

Access to clean drinking water is the most basic human right. Currently, women and children in this area, especially the girls, walk up to 8 kms daily to collect water of dubious quality. This hinders their educational development, increases the health burden of the village community and severely impacts on economic development.

A drilling company has been working with Rotary on this Project for some time. The Project is being professionally managed with technical reports of the geology and hydrology in the area being undertaken and provided as well as water quality tests done on the water being tapped by the bores.

The cost for one bore is $12,500 Australian dollars. Devonport North has so far raised about $9,000 towards the bore. In April, one of the members of Devonport North, Leigh Titmus, is travelling to Tanzania with members of  the Central Launceston Club to witness the commissioning of one of the bores. Whilst there in Tanzania, a group will attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. “Kili” is the highest point in Africa at 5,900m above sea level. Oxygen depletion is the major obstacle on this climb – not technically difficult rock climbing. The oxygen level of the air at the summit is only half that of air at sea level. Leigh is inviting people to sponsor him for the Climb. We suggest $20 if he reaches 4,000m, $40 to reach 4,500m, $60 to reach 5,000m, $80 to reach 5,500m or $100 to summit Kili. Of course, if you would like to sponsor more or less, then that is completely up to you.

Your sponsorship is much appreciated and we are sure that the people who will use this water bore daily will too.

If by any chance Leigh does not get to Africa and attempt to climb Kilimanjaro for whatever reason, all monies donated as sponsorship of his climb in favour of the water bore project will be refunded.


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