Eight young women from Sharjah Girls’ Sajaya are among the most exciting adventures of their lives, climbing the highest peak on the African continent and reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, a seven-day expedition aimed at fostering a spirit of challenge, determination and stability. Girls have to fulfill their ambitions and hopes.
The exploratory trip, organized by Sajaya, a quarter-century organization for the leaders and innovators industry, follows a trip organized last year by its 13-18 year-olds to boost their physical and intellectual abilities, self-confidence, leadership skills and work within the organization. Team, where Sajaya team succeeded in raising the UAE flag on the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains in the Kingdom of Morocco above the summit of “Toubkal”.
Sajaya climbers underwent intensive training under the supervision of elite athletes and experienced mountaineering professionals before embarking on the Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb. On the first day, the girls begin the first phase of the journey after being well prepared to deal with the challenge, making their way to the mountain in a 12-kilometer walk To reach “Makhamieh camp” at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level.
On the second day, Sharjah girls’ climbers will set off from Makhamieh camp towards Shira outdoor camp at an altitude of 3,840 meters, where temperatures will drop at night below zero, prompting the climbers to pay attention to equipment, warm clothes and waterproof bags, as well as stick to the schedule. Get a rest and sleep well during the night.
On the third day, climbers will continue to Lava Tower at 4,600 meters before landing at Barranco camp at 3,950 meters to provide ample drinking water to protect against rapid drying in the highlands, which causes headaches, dizziness, nausea and fatigue.
The girls leave Barranco camp for 6 kilometers towards Karango camp at an altitude of 4,200 meters on the fourth day, the most difficult stage of the ascent to the summit. On the fifth day, the girls continue to climb to Baravo camp, which is the main base for the summit.
On the sixth day, the journey begins in the early morning for eight hours to reach the summit of Uhuru, the highest accessible point, which means “freedom” in the local Swahili, and then landing at the camp “Mweka”, and ends the journey on the seventh and last day landing to the gate “Mweka” “Where the girls who have successfully climbed the mountain receive a certificate of climbing Kilimanjaro.
Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Girls’ Sajaya, said that the participants have undergone extensive training and full preparation. In the future, no matter how hard.
Sajaya collaborates in organizing this event with selected sponsors: Fast Building Contracting, Exclusive Adventure Partner, Tilal Real Estate, Silver Sponsor, Sharjah Sports Council, Bronze Sponsor, Sharjah Police Academy, Adventure Logistic Sponsor and Sharjah Radio and Television Authority, Official Media Sponsor .