Spencer West Mt. Kilimanjaro

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If you remember a few weeks back we let you know about Spencer West, an amazing man who was planning a climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro for the charity Free The Children. Spencer and co. started off on their climb a few days ago and today they have finally achieved their goal as they reached the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Along the way they have been documenting their journey through video, blog posts and Twitter with the help of their BlackBerry phones and PlayBook.

"I set out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro not only to redefine what's possible for me, but to inspire others to overcome obstacles and challenges of their own, and to give back to communities, that need our help," said West. "Reaching the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro was the most mentally and physically challenging thing I have ever done, but in doing so, it reinforced the powerful message behind believing in yourself, and believing in others. So many people made this journey possible for me and I am so humbled by everyone's support." 

In making the climb they have raised over $500,000 for Free The Children, bringing sustainable clean water programming to thousands of Kenyans. You can check out video updates from the entire climb and find out more about Free The Children from the link below. Congrats Spencer!

Spencer West Daily Blog