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2014 climb raised a record


Join us for another Summit for Literacy in July 2018!

When you join the 2018 Climb for CODE, in addition to scaling Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, you will be helping more than 1 million children a year access quality education and provide them with the chance of becoming literate. What we see as the simple act of being able to read and write is truly transformational when we stop and think about it. It provides us with the ability to learn. It enables us to communicate. It empowers us to advance. It elevates us all.

As a climber for CODE, you will have the chance to explore Tanzania’s spectacular landscape, see its native wildlife in its natural habitat, and experience a truly unforgettable adventure while learning more about the children and teachers that will benefit directly from your efforts.

“I’m a very passionate believer in the power of education as a tool for development. I got to see the kids and how eager they are to learn. You really felt like you were making a huge difference.” – Christopher Bredt, 3-time Kili Conquerer

CODE climbers hiking to Mt Kili

As a climber for CODE you will explore Tanzania’s spectacular landscapes, see its beautiful wildlife and have the unforgettable experience of learning more about the children and teachers who directly benefit from your efforts.

CODE Kili Climb Team with banner and t-shirts

The climb itself is organized by a professional logistics company specializing in African treks and the Kilimanjaro climb. Climbers’ every need is attended to with thought and professionalism.

Summit for Literacy July 2018

If you would like to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, please contact:

Manager, Fund Development
1-800-661-2633 x 250

The funds raised through the climb help to put locally published books into the hands of children, many of which have never seen let alone held a book in their hands. Funding helps to train teachers who, they themselves, may have barely finished school. CODE and its partners also work to introduce libraries in both schools as well as communities.

Support the Kili climbers

Group of climbers at summit in 2014
Our climbers celebrate reaching the summit on July 7, 2014.

Kili climb hike
CODE climbers hiking east on the Shira Route.

Kili climb base camp
Shira base camp

Recent News and Stories

They Did It!Jul 10, 2018Message from CODE’s Executive Director Scott Walter congratulating this years’ Summit for Literacy Climbers. On July 9, 2018 CODE’s Kili Climbers finally reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 19,340 feet! ...read full article...
Summit for Literacy Climbers Begin Ascent of Mount KilimanjaroJul 02, 2018Sixteen climbers embarked on their nine-day trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania in support of CODE’s 2018 Summit for Literacy campaign. ...read full article...
Lawyer organizes Mount Kilimanjaro climb for literacyJan 05, 2018Very few people ever get to summit a mountain. Even fewer have the opportunity to do so multiple times. This summer, Chris Bredt intends to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro for the fourth time — and to do so while raising money for charity. ...read full article...
Passion for education inspires team to scale KilimanjaroAug 28, 2015CODE’s 2014 Summit for Literacy a success! Congratulations to our 14 Kili Conquerers, whose nine-day trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro left them with incredible stories and memories they will cherish for the rest of their lives. ...read full article...


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