Redefine Possible - Follow Spencer West's climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

By Adam Zeis on 4 May 2012 01:35 pm EDT

During my last day at BlackBerry World 2012, I had the extreme pleasure of sitting in on a session presented by Spencer West. If you haven't heard of or seen him before, Spencer is an extremely motivational individual who lost his legs at age five. He told his amazing life story and how he is now setting off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with his two friends in hopes of raising $750,000 for the charity Free The Children. The climb will provide schools and clean water for children in East Africa and begins in just over a month. Thanks to RIM, Spencer will have his BlackBerry PlayBook and Bold 9900 along for the ride and will be documenting the journey daily. You can follow along through Twitter and Facebook or check out

Follow along with Spencer's journey

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Redefine Possible - Follow Spencer West's climb up Mount Kilimanjaro


I've actually had the honour of meeting Spencer West when he came to my high school. Extremely friendly person, kind hearted, I strongly recommend anyone to visit his presentations if possible. As the title suggests he definitely redefines possible.

I have met Spencer on multiple occasions and he is the most inspiring person I have ever met

Kudos to RIM for giving him this opportunity to share his story.

Truly a Bold hero

That's great for teh PlayBook and 9900 - hope he has WiFi connection for the PlayBook, or service on his 9900 to bridge on the mountain!!

Bigger question: how much did RIM donate to Spencer for the cause, because a PlayBook and 9900 are not great digging devices.