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January 2014 - Mt. Kilimanjaro // 6 disabled climbers with 4 legs between them will ascend to 19,341 feet. A dream that can only come true with your support.
Matt Walker
Seattle, Washington
United States
3 Team Members

Leg-a-manjaro 2014

6 climbers from different backgrounds, different challenges, and different experiences are coming together in January of 2014 for one shared goal: to climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimajaro. 

  • 6 Climbers
  • 4 Legs
  • 1 Summit (19,341 feet).

This all disabled ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro is a dream of lead guide Matt Walker and disabled athlete Ronnie Dickson. Together, after supporting disabled athletes learn to rock climb, they shared a vision of supporting an all disabled athlete team to the summit of the tallest mountain in Africa.  

The Inner Passage Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Your funding is tax deductible and you will receive a tax statement from the foundation for your records.

This is a substantial undertaking and we need your support every step of the way.

What We Need & What You Get

In plain terms, We need $60,000. This covers all of the expenses, logistics, equipment, and airtravel for all of the participants. 

We need your support to make this trip a reality for the athletes and their families. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the athletes to not only go on this expedition, but to join a team of all disabled athletes to climb to the summit.

We are offering a variety of perks for all levels of support:

  • Personal dedication prayer flags on the summit of Kilimajaro
  • Team jackets and gear
  • Expedition photo album
  • Post-expedition presentations by team members
  • 2 spaces for supporters to join expedition as fellow team members
  • and more...

The Team

  • Ronnie Dickson - above the knee amputee, left leg
  • Rajesh Durbal - double below the knee
  • Maggi Pivovar- double below the knee
  • Nate Winters - left amputee above knee
  • Hanna Obrien - congenital amputee, left leg
  • Jake Bainter- right amputee above knee

The Impact

This expedition reaches beyond the lives of the team members, it reaches far into the community they live in and yours:

  • Your support creates an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Educates and inspires fellow disabled athletes of what is possible
  • Tears down preconceived notions of what life is like with a "disability"

Matt Walker and Inner Passage have run international mountain climbing expeditions for the past 20 years. As a professional rock climber, Ronnie Dickson is spearheading the field of a disabled adventure sports. Together their goal is to support the success of six disabled athletes to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2014 - they need your support to make this a reality!


raised by 51 people in 2 months
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$60,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 27, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    The Groundwork

    Deep bow of gratitude.

    4 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Approach Trek

    Your name on the team summit banner and photo of team on the summit of Kilimanjaro.

    10 claimed
  • $250USD
    Camp 1

    All of the above plus...personal summit dedication prayer flag and team Leg-a-manjaro t-shirt.

    7 out of 100 claimed
  • $500USD
    Camp 2

    All of the above plus...expedition photo album and team Leg-a-manjaro summit hat.

    1 out of 50 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Camp 3

    All of the above...plus a Leg-a-manjaro expedition summit jacket and a webinar presentation for your personal group or organization.

    5 out of 30 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    High Camp

    All of the above...plus expedition presentation by Matt Walker or Ronnie Dickson (excludes travel expenses).

    1 out of 6 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    The Summit

    All of the above...plus, YOU on the expedition! Join us on an amazing expedition as a team member. This is truly a unique opportunity! Make your Kilimanjaro expedition a trip of a lifetime!

    0 out of 2 claimed
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