Slow, steady and strong -- that's how we plan to summit Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, in early July 2014. Welcome to team AFLC's website. AFLC stands for African Long Climb, and at close to 42 miles from start to finish, an elevation change of more than 10K feet, and 8 days and nights on the mountain, it will certainly be a long climb. Our team is comprised of high school, university, post-graduate students, and professionals in the fields of Finance, Law and Education. Rignt now, we're a loose federation of friends and friends of friends. After our time in Tanzania, it's likely we'll be much closer as we share our days and nights, strengths and weakness and spirit with each other and our team of experienced guides. Spending quality time with our family and friends is our main motivation for climbing Kili. Reaching Uhuru Peak, Kilimanjaro's 19,341 foot summit, is what we intend to do as a group and as individuals. We are fortunate that we can travel to Africa, spend nearly two weeks there, and experience what some climbers before us have described as a life altering event -- climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and reaching the roof of Africa. Appreciating our good fortune, we've decided to have a charitable element to our adventure and will be supporting the University of North Carolina Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease, a global organization with a presence in Africa for over 20 years. UNC IGHID has been instrumental in helping poor communities in the areas of burns, HIV, clean water and women’s health/cancer. Several AFLC climbers will also be supporting a secondary, domestic U.S. or UK charity, which you can see below.
Please check us out on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AFLCKJClimb) where we'll be posting regular updates about our preparation, training and from the climb itself (assuming we have the satelllite comm support)! Updates will include climber sourced photos and videos from stateside, the UK and from Tanzania! Please visit regularly and often. We'd love to hear from you!!
Thank you for your support! Go Team AFLC!