Local St. Augustine, FL Man to Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Money for Charity

Christopher Della Rocco, of St. Augustine, FL, To Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day 2016 with adventure travel tour operator Adventures Within Reach

Sun Valley, ID, May 8, 2015:   Christopher Della Rocco, will be forgoing the traditional holiday season to join a trek that will summit Mt. Kilimanjaro on New Year’s Day.  On January 1, 2016, Rocco plans to stand on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.), which is the tallest mountain in Africa, and the highest freestanding mountain in the world.  Rocco will be trekking up to the summit using the Machame Route with adventure travel outfitter Adventures within Reach.

Christopher Rocco

Christopher Della Rocco

Rocco will be climbing to support the Tim Tebow Foundation, and its mission to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need (http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/).  Rocco is a bartender at Murray Bros. Caddyshack and a real estate agent with Davidson Realty, both located in St. Augustine, FL.  Although Rocco had been thinking about climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for several years, he finally decided to make the move this year.  As Rocco told AWR, “I am a father to two great children, Casandra and Blake,” and “[a]s parents we’re always telling our kids that they can do anything if they put their minds to it. Sometimes you have to get off the couch and show them.”  Rocco hopes to raise $5,000 for the Tim Tebow Foundation (http://www.classy.org/roccokilimanjaro).


The Machame Route, also known as the Whiskey Route, is the most popular route on the mountain. The trek is not a technical climb, but summit day is long, strenuous, and at an incredibly high elevation.  Nonetheless, “Kilimanjaro is our most popular trek,” says Robin Paschall, owner of Adventures Within Reach.  “Of the famous ‘Seven Summits,’ this is the easiest to get to and to climb.  It requires no technical climbing experience, and a moderately fit person can summit the mountain with training and perseverance.  Some of our clients, like Rocco, devote their once-in-a-lifetime experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to various charitable causes.”  See  http://adventureswithinreach.com/tanzania/kilimanjaro/charity.php for more information about Mt. Kilimanjaro charity climbs.

About Adventures Within Reach

Adventures Within Reach offers treks and cultural tours to Tanzania, Peru, Galapagos, and the Himalayas.  AWR sends thousands of people each year on their dream adventure to Tanzania.  For more information about specific packages and prices, contact Adventures Within Reach at 303-500-5047, or visit http://www.AdventuresWithinReach.com.

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