Water is life. Everyone knows that. But did you know that around the world nearly 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion are without adequate sanitation facilities? Everyday, 5,000 people die from water-related illnesses, and the majority are children. We have a responsibility to see that everyone has a chance to share in life’s most basic need. We are a group of water industry professionals and mountaineering hobbyists whose mission it is to climb great heights to bring awareness and financial assistance to the cause. Click here to learn more…
“Water isn’t property. Everyone has a fundamental right to have clean water available to them. But sometimes it takes a team to make it happen.”
~ Kraig Kern, Climb for Water Founder
Climbing Expedition History
CFW1 - Kilimanjaro
The expedition that started it all. The original team of 4 travelled to Tanzania to conquer the highest mountain on the African continent. We had a 100% success rate with all 4 reaching the summit on September 2, 2011.
Total raised $15,112.
CFW2 - Pikes Peak
The next adventure took us to Pikes Peak in Colorado, USA. Though shorter in elevation, the size of the team multiplied by a lot with a total of 20 climbers successfully reaching the summit on September 15, 2012.
Total raised $15,556.
CFW3 - Cotopaxi
Our most recent expedition to Ecuador was the most difficult one yet. A technical climb that took us higher than ever before, Cotopaxi was beautiful but dangerous. Just 2 of our 7 person team made the summit on January 25, 2014.