On 5 August 2009, Jelmer Ikink and Roman Lentz stood on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, and felt the need to do more - climb more mountains, but more importantly, give support to the people who are in need of so much more. no mountain too high is a project to support micro-entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Metaphor: We use our mountaineering expeditions as a metaphor for what it takes entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries to push themselves out of poverty. Similar to the treacherous environment of some of the highest mountains on Earth, these business founders operate in a highly adverse environment and need equipment and help to succeed.
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Latest news: Summer 2012 was an active month for no mountain too high. On June 27, 2012 we started an expedition on the Alaskan glaciers; the following three weeks were filled with events that challenged both our physical and mental capabilities. The result was a failure to reach the summit due to horrible weather conditions, but a success in terms of having learned valuable life lessons.
Immediately after our attempt to climb Mt. Denali in Alaska, we went to Pakistan to visit the microfinance organization in Pakistan our donors have helped us raise money for – Akhuwat. What followed was an inspiring week of meeting the staff, borrowers, government, and other NGOs to fully understand the model of this innovative microfinance organization and the spirit of the Pakistani people.