The expedition is focused on raising awareness about the global clean water crisis, while raising funds for three worthy causes, including the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and PlayPumps International.
The climb is the brainchild of musician Kenna, who will be joined by Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco, Isabel Lucas. A number of other participants from a variety of different fields including, Alexandra Cousteau, grand-daughter of Jacques Cousteau; Elizabeth Gore, Executive Director for Global Partnerships for the United Nations Foundation; and Kick Kennedy, environmental activist and granddaughter of Robert Kennedy, will also be on the trip. The expedition will be led by First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot, who has summitted Everest on more than one occasion.
Considering the names on this expedition, and with the marketing machine of First Ascent behind it, I’m guessing we’ll hear a lot more about this climb in the weeks ahead.
- Adrian Ballinger Makes First Ski Descent of Makalu - May 17, 2022
- Everest 2022: More Climbers Make History on the World’s Highest Peak - May 13, 2022
- Kami Rita Sherpa Nabs Record 26th Summit of Everest - May 11, 2022