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Friday Round-Up: Climbing for Africa

Unless you’ve been living in a deep, dark cave… You may have noticed that there is a lot of cool stuff going on out there. So, we thought it was high-time we started rounding up some of our faves each Friday. Every month, we’ll be choosing a theme that fits with the Osprey lifestyle. Since we’ve hit the ground running into 2011, we figured there was no better theme than “taking a leap”. So all month we’ll be highlighting people, organizations that are going for it — leaping, diving and running as fast as they can to live this life. Welcome to the Osprey Friday Round-Up!

Last week Chris Kassar, a member of Osprey cause Rios Libres, landed in Nairobi, Kenya for her 3 Peaks 3 Weeks expedition — you can read one of her updates over on Women’s Adventure Magazine. The annual climbing event raises awareness and money for non-profit organizations in Africa. Since its inception, 3 Peaks 3 Weeks has raised over $600,000.

From 3 Peaks 3 Weeks:

The 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Challenge is an annual all-female climbing event which aims to summit three of Africa’s highest peaks in three weeks, raising money and awareness for the three key issues currently facing Africa; environment, education and health.

The climbs of Mt Kenya, Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro aim to raise awareness for these peak issues and to support and encourage grassroots community organisations in Kenya and Tanzania who are focused on environmental, educational and health development.

Cheers to Chris for taking this leap!

Photo: Marc van der Chijs