Do Epic Shit

Steve Obbayi will become the first Kenyan to climb Everest in spring 2014. His epic feat will lead the Toilet Hackers' Do Epic Shit campaign.
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Toby Storie-Pugh
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New York, New York
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Why We're Doing Epic Shit

After opening a home and school for orphans in Kenya and working in the country for five years, I founded Expedition Everest to support Kenya's first climber on the world's tallest mountain. Kenyan entreprenuer Steve Obbayi will represent his country and inspire all Kenyans to reach for their dreams when we climb Mount Everest in spring 2014.

Steve's passion and drive has already attracted the attention of Toilet Hackers, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to dignified sanitation to the 2.5 billion people without a toilet. After Toilet Hackers completed its first ground project in Kenya this past summer, installing latrines at a school north of Nairobi, where Steve lives, he accepted the challenge to lead the non-profit's Do Epic Shit campaign. Without the support of those willing to perservere through an epic challenge, the world's global sanitation issues cannot be solved. 

As Steve and I train for Everest — we've tackled Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro together already and will climb Mount Aconcagua soon — we'll also be "talking shit" to help support Toilet Hackers' continued sanitation projects in Kenya. 

All the training and shit talking in the world won't get Steve up the mountain or give every Kenyan access to improved sanitation. We need your help. Your investment will cover Steve's expenses to climb Everest (travel, gear, guides and supplies), and fund Toilet Hackers' sanitation program in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum. For every meter Steve and I climb on Everest, Toilet Hackers will provide hygiene education and access to sanitary hand washing facilities to two people living in Kibera. With Everest standing at 8,850 meters, that's nearly 18,000 people living healthier lives in Kenya. 

The Do Epic Shit Impact

I'm not sure you can measure the impact a role model has on the world. Steve's mother taught him to fight for everything he wanted to achieve. The resilience and determination she instilled in him has been evident since the day I met him. He's always said being a role model is not about being anyone special, but about being a simple person with a passion that drives you forward to fulfill your dreams. Steve has that drive in spades and his achievements on Everest, whether we reach the summit or not, will set an example for all Kenyans who have stopped short of reaching for their dreams.

For the Kenyans living in Kibera, a slum housing upwards of one million people, the impact of Steve's Everest expedition and your investment is the difference between life and death. Toilet Hackers' sanitation program would reach the Silanga Village, an area of Kibera, where up to 150 residents share a single pit latrine and running water or sinks are unheard of. Kids get diarrhea, a life-threatening disease here, at an alarmingly high rate. Throughout the world, one child dies every 17 seconds because of poor sanitation, bad hygiene and unsafe water. And just think, this is only one project where Toilet Hackers is instigating change. Toilet Hackers is on a mission to create a world where every man, woman and child can live a life with dignity, free of preventable diseases and with equal opportunities to succeed.

Other Ways You Can Do Epic Shit

We understand not everyone has the means to make a financial investment. Steve and I appreciate every tweet and Facebook post you write to help spread the word about his expedition. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/UpEverest or on Twitter @UpEverest. The more people we can reach, the greater chance we have of fulfilling his dream.

We also understand that Steve's story is inspiring shit! If you want to Do Epic Shit on behalf of Toilet Hackers, you can join the team at Crowdrise: www.crowdrise.com/DoEpicShit  What is the epic challenge that faces you? Are you trying to quit smoking? Are you writing a novel? Are you planning an epic kayaking trip? Go ahead and name your dream, and then get to it. Do Epic Shit. Do it with Steve. And do it on behalf of Toilet Hackers and the 2.5 billion people who don’t have a place to go to the bathroom.  

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Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Take the first step

    Expedition Everest teammates Steve and Toby will send you a personal thank you e-mail/tweet or Facebook post and recognize you on the Expedition Everest website.

    1 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD
    I give a shit

    You'll receive a Toilet Hackers "I give a shit" bracelet and the same perks listed above.

    2 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    Do Epic Shit

    We'll send you a Toilet Hackers manifesto and you'll receive all of the perks listed above.

    3 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $75USD
    Spread the message

    We'll send you a "Do Epic Shit" hand sanitizer/holder and you'll get all of the same perks listed above.

    0 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $100USD
    Wear it on your sleeve

    You'll receive a Toilet Hackers T-shirt and the same perks listed above.

    0 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $200USD
    Bon voyage party

    Join a Google hangout with teammates Steve and Toby as they prepare to leave for Everest. You'll also receive all of the perks mentioned above.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $400USD
    Mail from base camp

    Expedition Everest teammates Steve and Toby will send a personalized video to you from Everest base camp (via e-mail). You'll also receive all of the same perks listed above.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $600USD
    Rock on

    Expedition Everest teammates Steve and Toby will bring back a rock from Everest just for you. You'll also receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $800USD
    Become a Toilet Hacker

    Join the Toilet Hackers team at one of their events across the country in 2014. You'll get two complimentary tickets and all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Train with Expedition Everest

    Expedition Everest founder Toby will set up a training consultation with you and then lead you on a training session on Bear Mountain in New York or in another location (travel expenses are an additional cost). You'll also receive all of the perks listed above.

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Talk with Expedition Everest

    Expedition Everest teammates Steve and Toby will call you from Everest base camp. You'll also receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $4,000USD
    Share the memories

    We'll send you a framed photo from Steve and Toby's expedition, autographed by them both. You'll also be recognized on the sponsors page on Expedition Everest's website and receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Capture the flag

    We'll put your name (personal or corporate) on the back of the Toilet Hackers flag that Toby and Steve plant at the top of Mount Everest. You'll also be recognized on the sponsors page on Expedition Everest's website and receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $6,000USD
    Ascend the throne

    Join Expedition Everest teammates Toby and Steve and Toilet Hackers co-founder John Kluge for a dinner party or private Game of Thrones viewing party (after the Everest climb). You'll also be recognized on the sponsors page on Expedition Everest's website and receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2015
  • $8,000USD
    Get motivated

    Expedition Everest founder and climber Toby will give a motivational speech at one of your events, personal or corporate. (His travel costs are additional.) You'll also be recognized on the sponsors page on Expedition Everest's website and receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2015
  • $10,000USD
    Trek to base camp

    Trek to Everest base camp with Expedition Everest teammates Steve and Toby in March 2014 or climb Mount Kilimanjaro with them at a later date (airfare not included). You'll also be recognized on the sponsors page on Expedition Everest's website and receive all of the perks listed above.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2015
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