I had the privilege and good fortune to be the first WOK team member ever to fly a paraglider from the true summit of 19,341' Mt. Kilimanjaro. The first pilot to do so legally under a Tanzanian permit and one of the first ever. 2016 was incredible with 2/3 of our team, 10 pilots / tandems successfully launching at 19,000+ feet, 2 miles above cloud base, over 50 minutes on glide, 15 miles to the LZ, and still arriving 1,500'+ over the LZ. However the the experience was so much more than the flight.
The expedition is but a wonderful memory but what will endure comes from the donations to WOK. A lasting legacy where children are now going to a new school and fresh clean water wells are finally close to home or school. This work is ongoing with so much more to accomplish. My personal challenge was fulfilled and in recognition of that, I ask my friends to continue to contribute to this worthy endeavor and know that 100%, every dime you give goes to the projects with the administration done completely through volunteered time and energy. Thank you so much!