World Expeditions’ Lend a Hand appeal has already delivered more than $42,000 in aid to stricken overseas communities and now, it’s organising two fundraising walks to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko to boost that aid.
The company’s charity arm, the World Expeditions Foundation, which has already distributed hundreds of food and hygiene packages to horsemen, kitchen staff guides, cooks and porters in Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania and Peru, invites supporters to get actively involved by joining the Climb Kozi 4 Ground Staff fundraising walk.
Well known Australian mountaineers, Tim Macartney-Snape and Soren Kruse Ledet, will join walkers on one of two routes to one of the original Seven Summits and Australia's highest mountain at 2228m.
The Climb Kozi 4 Ground Staff walk is a weekend event, beginning on Friday, 12 November, with the day walk to the summit taking place on Saturday, 13th.
The cost to participate is $695 per person, which includes 2 nights accommodation in comfortable twin share cabins with ensuite, return transfers to the trail head, all meals, including a celebration dinner on Saturday night at the Ski Rider Hotel, services of expert local guides and support/check point crew along the walk, as well as all park entrance fees and trekking permits.
In addition to the trip cost, participants are asked to fundraise a minimum of $500pp, with 100% of the funds to be dispersed to crews in Nepal and Peru, who have no means of earning income while travel restrictions remain in place.
Climb Kozi 4 Ground Staff takes place from 12th November. Visit www.worldexpeditions.com or call 1300 720 000 for more information.