Laura Borner and Chloe Chick met in Arusha, Tanzania in 2004 and together with a team of women from Australia and the USA created 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa - an expedition to summit three of Africa's highest peaks in less than three weeks. In January 2007 the first all-female team summited Mt Kenya, Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro and raised USD $385,000 for three grassroots organisations in Kenya and Tanzania. A film crew from Serac Adventure Films in Boulder, Colorado joined the expedition and produced a 52 minute award-winning documentary.
The First Film: 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa
After the success of the first expedition and the launch of the Film, 3 Peaks 3 Weeks: For the People of Africa , we were approached by women around the world requesting a second 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa expedition. With the help of Save The Rhino, we launched the second 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa expedition. Once again we were inundated with interest, so a 2010 expedition was launched. By October 2010 the interest for 3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa escalated and we founded Peaks Foundation, a USA 501(c)(3) organization aimed to empower women and girls.
Peaks Foundation Launch Video
3 Peaks 3 Weeks Africa was our founding and flagship event. Teams of women would attempt the summit of Mount Kenya, Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro each year. When we launched Peaks Foundation we launched new climbs and opportunities to impact local communities - 1 Peak 1 Week and Your Peak Your Week.