May 30, 2017

No Mountain Too High: The Monde Sitole story

                Man on a mountaineering mission: Monde Sitole                                                         Photo © Alan van Gysen

Monde Sitole is only 27, yet the adventurer and youth leader from Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has already climbed Mount Elbrus in Russia, Denali in Alaska and Kilimanjaro in Kenya. It’s part of his mission to conquer the seven summits, the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Mount Everest is of course among these peaks and he plans to make it his most extreme and riskiest feat by summiting without bottled oxygen.

In between training for this risky adventure at the end of 2017, the adventurer is preparing to take a group of young girls from township areas up Kilimanjaro in July. 

(You can help him by donating today – scroll down for details).

Table Mountain training                                                                                               Photo © Alan van Gysen
The purpose of the Kilimanjaro mission is two-fold: to take the group on a life-changing expedition and to raise funds to create a girl-to-girl mentorship programme. This is a new initiative by his Monde Sitole Foundation, which aims to promote a culture of achievement, efficacy and excellence in South African schools.

Sitole managed to find a gap in his schedule to chat to Sure Travel Journey about his life of travel-for-purpose: read the full interview in the Winter 2017 edition. Collect a complimentary copy of the glossy magazine from your nearest Sure Travel agent today, or click for a free digital edtition (interview on page 58).


Monde Sitole is short R30 000 to take the group of girls on a life-changing climb up Kilimanjaro in July. You can help by donating today. Fundraising is via accredited fundraiser, Rotary Club of Pinelands. Any amount, big or small, is welcome!

BANK                   Nedbank Pinelands
CODE                  104709
NAME                  Pinelands Rotary Project Account
ACC No.              1047030357
REF                     Monde Climb

Monde Sitole in Switzerland with South African explorer, Mike Horn
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