Santigold, Lupe Fiasco and other Celebs Summit Kilimanjaro to Save Lives

Earlier this year, Grammy-nominated singer Kenna organized an expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro called Summit On The Summit to raise awareness of the billion people worldwide who lack access to clean drinking water.

UPDATE:

The climb took the team 6 days to summit, but we’re happy to announce that they made it! Props going out to each one of you for taking the time to make a difference! Big up!

(Originally appeared 01.07.10)

According to the his bio page on the site, the idea came from conversations between Kenna and his father “about the dire water crisis in the world and in his homeland of Ethiopia”.

Other celebrities, including Downtown Records’ own Santigold (rocking spray painted gold boots & laces), actress Jessica Biel and Lupe Fiasco, have also committed to the treacherous climb, that started today around 5:30am local time. The team has made it to basecamp so farĀ  & it looks like MTV is going to be covering the trek as well.

Keep track with Summit On The Summit via Twitter, and donate to the cause directly through the United Nations Foundation, or by clicking on the widget below!

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