Friday, December 2, 2016

Charity Group Raises Funds on AAI Ecuador Trip

Three climbers on our December 2nd Ecuador expedition are using their trip to raise funds for clearing landmines in Angola. Mike Schipper, Deli Ford and Andrew Ford will be climbing Cayambe, Antisana, and Chimborazo, making South America their third continent in five years to climb in for fundraising efforts. They collectively raised $5,300 on previous expeditions, including Everest Base Camp in support of the Cairn Trust (raising funds for children's education in rural Nepal) and Kilimanjaro in support of the Freedom From Fistula Foundation (raising funds for women's health in Africa).

This year the group, two of whom currently live in Angola, decided to support the humanitarian work of the Mines Advisory Group, which has been clearing landmines left behind from Angola's long civil war for over twenty years.

The MADs, climbing to support the Cairn Trust - Everest Base Camp, March 2012

The MADs, climbing to support the Freedom From Fistula Foundation - Kilimanjaro, August 2013

"Using our expeditions to raise funds for good causes is really motivating" said Andrew. "It helps make all the training worthwhile and definitely keeps us going when it gets tough on the mountain!"

If you would like to help save lives in Angola by supporting Mike, Andrew and Deli - who somewhat fittingly call themselves the "MADs" - please visit and make a donation. Thank you!

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