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Our Partners

Partners / Sponsors

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African Walking Company

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AWC is a British owned and Tanzanian based company. Established in 1999 and headed by Richard Marsden, and its Tanzanian Directors Paulo Habari and Flora, the African Walking Company (AWC) is owned and managed by people with a love for Tanzania.They work primarily with western tour operators providing guided ascents of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Their staff of porters, guides and mountain support crew are well supported with training and education. AWC have been instrumental in helping ROB build their charitable work in Tanzania since 2014


Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

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KPAP objectives include:

  • raising public awareness regarding the proper treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro

  • assisting climbing companies with implementing procedures that ensure fair and ethical treatment of their porters

  • offering educational classes to empower and motivate porters and mountain crew as funding allows

  • lending climbing gear to porters and other mountain crew free of charge. 


ROB, together with the Lake District National Park, are collaborating with KPAP and providing great kit to support KPAP's Clothing Lending Program.  

KPAP is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado in the United States. IMEC instituted the Partner for Responsible Travel Program to recognize climbing companies with responsible treatment practices. KPAP monitors the company’s treatment practices to determine if a company is meeting the proper treatment guidelines.

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College of African Wildlife Management

Centre of excellence for professional and technical training in addressing the challenges of wildlife sustainability in Africa.

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Exodus Travel

ROB is excited to announce a new partnership with Exodus travel aimed at sponsoring 30 additional Guide Training courses for women through the Mountain Lioness initiative which was launched to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March 2020

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Kendal Mountain Film Festival

ROB is delighted to be able to announce the support and cooperation of the Kendal Mountain Film Festival in partnering together to raise sponsorship and awareness of the work performed by the charity in improving the skills and opportunities for the local porters, guides and cooks on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Yvonne and the ROB team will be attending the Film Festival in Kendal from 14-17th November to raise awareness of the charity and speak with supporters/sponsors within the mountaineering community.

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Lake District National Park

The Lake District National Park Authority looks after this unique corner of England, encouraging people to enjoy and understand its beauty and helping those who live and work here. Our staff include rangers and field workers, advisers at our visitor centres, planners and ecologists.

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