We founded the Girls Challenge in 2012 as a way to unite young women across the globe to take part in mountain challenges. Girls from developed countries fundraised to enable girls living in poverty the opportunity to climb their local peak. But they would take on the climb together, as one team – an event, which will unite individuals, cultures and communities.


In October 2012 a team of young women from PLC Armidale in New South Wales, Australia traveled to Arusha, Tanzania and attempted the summit of Tanzania's second highest peak, Mount Meru with a team of young women from The School of St Jude. 






In May 2014 a team of young women from Lee and Collier Counties, Florida and a group of young women from Cusco, Peru joined together to trek the Lares Trail in Peru and reach both Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

The Film: Mountains will Move

A film crew, led by Doug McCann, joined the Girls Challenge in Tanzania and a documentary was produced, which has since been screened at film festivals around the world and inspired hundreds of girls globally.