Did you watch MTV’s Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro last night? If so, you might have caught a few glimpses of a familiar Thomson Gazelle logo during the hour and half documentary. The film featured a celebrity Mt. Kilimanjaro trek, led by Thomson Safaris, which raised awareness for the global clean water crisis. The trek team included celebrities and activists such as Kenna, Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch and Alexandra Cousteau, to name a few. Despite some challenging weather conditions, every single person made it to the summit – which is quite an accomplishment.
Melissa Arnot, famed Everest mountaineer and trekker/leader for this climb, said, “This is the largest group I’ve ever seen have 100% success on the summit of any mountain.”
Pictured above: Jason Walsh, Kick Kennedy, Santi White, Alexandra Cousteau, Elizabeth Gore, Dr. Greg Allgood, Lupe Fiasco, Michael Muller, Emile Hirsch, Melissa Arnot, Simon Isaac, Jessica Biel, Kenna, Isabelle Lucas, Bernise Ang, Jimmy Chin
We’ve been sending travelers to Tanzania for over 30 years; our Kilimanjaro team eats, sleeps, and breathes Kili. We’re excited to share training tips, gear recommendations and more on our trekking blog.