Thrive on Kilimanjaro

The climb to end hunger and malnutrition.

Each September, a team representing Thrive for Good sets out to summit Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for families and communities living on one meal or less a day to grow their own nutritious food, sustainably.

Kilimanjaro Summit

The Documentary

In September 2021, a team of eight, including 68-year-old Thrive For Good founder Dale Bolton, set out to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. They did this to raise awareness for Thrive’s work, conquer obstacles and showcase that significant change starts with a single step.

Filmmaker Nate Slaco documented the story along the seven-day Machame route to create an impactful documentary.

If you ever wanted to see what it’s like to climb this iconic mountain, you won’t want to miss this incredible film!

Kilimanjaro Above The Clouds

In-Person Climb

One of the most exciting aspects of the Kilimanjaro fundraiser is that there is an in-person climb of Kilimanjaro happening simultaneously as teams worldwide climb virtually.

Each year, a team of determined individuals embarks on the incredible 6-day climb of the tallest peak in Africa, which sits proudly at 19,340 feet. 

If you’re interested in climbing in-person, please email us at [email protected].

Virtual Climb

Want to support the cause while challenging your own fitness?

You can virtually summit the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro by climbing stairs, hiking, walking, or running.

Join us from wherever you are! All it takes is a pair of running shoes and determination.

The 2023 Kilimanjaro Fundraiser page will be coming here in July 2023.

Did you know that it takes 154,720 steps to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and back down?

Meet Some of the Climbers

Corporate Sponsors

Become a Kilimanjaro Corporate Sponsor by emailing [email protected].

When your business partners with Thrive for Good, you will join the movement to end hidden hunger. A successful partnership can strengthen your business in many ways.

  • Cultivate Customer Loyalty
  • Energize Your Staff
  • Boost Sales
  • Strengthen Brand Recognition
  • Employee Retention
Kilimanjaro Corporate Sponsorship Package 2022
Download the sponsorship package

Past Kilimanjaro Sponsors

Natural Calm Canada
Bolton's Naturals
Vita Gardens
Nelson and Kraft
St Francis Herb Farm

Fundraiser Pages



Canada’s Most Decorated Olympian and World Champion

In 2022, Penny Oleksiak supported Thrive’s Kilimanjaro campaign to raise awareness and funds for families and communities living on one meal a day to grow their own nutritious food – sustainably.

Penny Oleksiak Medal

In The News

Global News interviewed Thrive’s International Executive Director James Woller and his wife Rose about their recent Kilimanjaro climb.

Climbing Stories