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Summit on the Summit Trek Starts Today With Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, and Lupe Fiasco

Jessica Biel Mounting Kilimanjaro Today

Keep your thoughts with Jessica Biel today as she sets out on her trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Biel won't be alone, though — Lupe Fiasco, Emile Hirsch, and Isabel Lucas are just a few of the notables joining her on this fundraising climb for Summit on the Summit.

Summit on the Summit is hoping the celebrity-filled trek will raise money, as well as bring awareness to the growing need for clean drinking water worldwide. Folks are encouraged to sponsor the climb via the Summit on the Summit's interactive website, which will also be tracking the progress of Biel and the rest of the team as they trek 20,000 feet up the Tanzanian mountain.

The journey is expected to last a week, with each team member carrying about 30 pounds of supplies in their backpacks. Training began months ago, and though it's not a hard climb in terms of technical expertise, the altitude and low temperature of the climb can make it extremely difficult — shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue are not uncommon in these kinds of environments. Good luck, Jessica!

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lighthouselady lighthouselady 7 years
Impressive.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
clearskies -- while a celeb could certainly just donate and then hike, a lot of 'regular people' get pledges to actually DO something (marathon, Ironman, mountain climb, etc.). Their friends/ family donate money to the cause but the fund raiser has to actually complete teh challenge
clearskies clearskies 7 years
I saw a documentary about Mt. Kilimanjaro at a science center when I was a lot younger...it's soo cool...I always wanted to hike it...
clearskies clearskies 7 years
Sometimes, it crosses my mind....would it be odd to donate money to a fund, say you donated money and then do the hike for fun...how does hiking up the mountain help the thirsty africans?? All in all though it's a positive thing ...just throwing the idea out there
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Wow, that's so cool! I hope everything goes well on her climb...that'd be a little scary, I would think.
vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
OMG! That would be my worst nightmare! But glad she's able to hit two birds with one stone.
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
That's awesome!!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
wow -- good luck to her! that's quite an adventure :)
pamela87 pamela87 7 years
Awesome! I'm a fan of Jessica's style and healthy lifestyle and Lupe's creativity and music. Wishing them luck!
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