Joyful Ascent – A journey that will push you to new heights
February 18th to 27th, 2024
The challenge of your lifetime awaits.
Ahead is a journey greater than any you have faced before, however, the impact you make will be felt long after you have descended the mountain.
Lace up your boots, embrace the unknown, and hike for good!
What better way to challenge yourself and achieve something incredible than by trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro - the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. As you ascend to the top of the African continent, you'll be rewarded with stunning views and breathtaking ice formations.
So, what are you waiting for? The challenge of your lifetime awaits you. Embrace the journey, push your limits, and make a lasting impact with Joyful Ascent.
Each Climber will Honour a Survivor
Join us in honouring the remarkable strength and resilience of sex trafficking survivors through the Joyful Ascent climb. Each participant will hike in tribute to a survivor.
Victims and survivors of sex trafficking are incredibly strong. They have endured abuse and horrors that many of us cannot even imagine and the fact a person has remained alive shows their resounding strength and resilience.
Joyful Ascent is a symbolic representation of the journey that sex trafficking survivors undertake. Escaping the sex trade is not a one-time event, but rather a difficult and ongoing effort. It is a journey toward safety, freedom, and hope. Joyful Ascent participants hike in solidarity with survivors every step of the way.
The Lemosho Route
The Joyful Ascent climb will follow the Lemosho Route, widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro due to its beauty, remoteness and success rate. In short, it maximizes the chances that a climber will reach the summit and enjoy the experience overall.
Participants will cover 100% of their travel and climbing costs. We will support you along the way with fundraising and sponsorship advice.
Our goal is for each participant to raise $10K for the Joy Smith Foundation’s Prevention and Intervention programs. By taking part in this fundraising event, you will be supporting the Intervention and Prevention programming of the Joy Smith Foundation, an organization that has helped over 7,000 human trafficking survivors heal and rebuild their lives.
But that's not all - your participation in this event will also help provide free educational resources to youth, parents, first responders, educators, community leaders and those working in the justice system through the National Human Trafficking Education Centre.
Optional Safari/Beach Itinerary (after climb)
Signing up to join Joyful Ascent: Mt. Kilimanjaro?
Please first register using the red ‘register’ button at the top of this page.
Then, make all travel arrangements by contacting email@example.com or 1-800-263-2995 ext. 2675.