On October 26th, 2009 my buddy Kenna will be undertaking what may be his most massive project yet. The grammy-nominated recording artist will be scaling the largest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, along with friends such as Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Lupe Fiasco, and more, in order to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis. You can track the progress of Kenna and his group, as well as donate money towards providing clean water to the more than 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to healthy, disease-free water, at the official Summit On The Summit web site. Every one dollar donation provides 100 liters of clean, drinkable water.
Kenna has previously attempted to climb Kilimanjaro, although illness forced him to abort his ascent. This time there is no turning back…and don’t be fooled by the people who say they’ve climbed the mountain, yet have only scaled the base. Kenna & Co. will be braving the upper-reaches of Kilimanjaro, which measures some 15, 092 feet above the base of the mountain.