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The time has come for Steve to chase his dreams. On the 24 March 2014 he sets out on his epic quest to become the first Kenyan to summit Mount Everest.

A summit of Mount Everest is one of the most legendary symbols of human achievement: it represents the tenacity of the human spirit, the drive for exploration and innovation and the strength to believe the impossible is possible. Expedition Everest seeks to inspire a global community to approach life with courage and determination.

Follow the Kenyan Everest Expedition on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Please share with your friends and family and rally them to get behind Steve as he battles his way up the mountain.
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bear"An incredible mission for an inspirational cause that changes lives. I so admire the team's courage and tenacity, their desire to make a difference and risk their all in the effort." - Bear Grylls

#ChaseYourDreams with Chase Bank Kenya and the Kenyan Everest Expedition 2014

Chase Bank Kenya is the title sponsor for the Kenyan Everest Expedition 2014. We are immensely proud to be partnering with a bank that shows such support of Kenya's small and medium enterprises. Steve knows very well the challenges of running your own business and fought his way to success the Kenyan way: through hard work and good partners. Chase Bank encourages you to #ChaseYourDreams. Click here to share inspiration and with the help of Chase Bank, chase your own dreams.
Brighter Monday is the proud Hilary Step Sponsor of the Kenyan Everest Expedition 2014. The Hilary Step is the last great obstacle on Everest before the summit, and with Brighter Monday's support we are one step closer to making Steve's dream come true. BrighterMonday.com is Kenya's largest job website, with more quality jobseekers than any other source. In its quest to satisfy its job-seeking audience, the company has partnered with employers to ensure a steady stream of jobs, in so doing, acting as a bridge between the employment and labor markets.
Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, a trusted name in the Himalayan tourism industry, is organizing the private Kenyan Everest Expedition. With exceptional and experienced staff, we know we are in good hands.

The company runs expeditions, treks and other adventurous activities across four countries: Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan.

Alexander Forbes is the leading provider of financial and risk services in Africa and this expertise and approach has successfully been adopted within the Kenyan operation.

Alexander Forbes successfully provides financial services, risk and insurance broking and health and wellness solutions in Kenya and through a sound and extensive network of Alexander Forbes offices and partners in East and Central Africa extends the service offering, expertise knowledge and innovation to our customers in these countries.

East African Canvas - We design dynamic canvas solutions for all seasons and purposes, from traditional camping tents, luxury lodge tents to large custom-built living spaces. Our portfolio further extends, providing you with an assortment of canopies, portable shelters and general purpose tents for long-term onsite projects as well as Military Tent applications.

Safaricom is one of the leading integrated communications companies in Africa with over 17 million subscribers. Safaricom provides a comprehensive range of services under one roof: mobile and fixed voice as well as data services on a variety of platforms.

DHL Express Kenya: Excellence. Simply Delivered. International express deliveries; global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail; warehousing solutions from packaging, to repairs, to storage; mail deliveries worldwide; and other customized logistic services – with everything DHL does, we help connect people and improve their lives.

Moosejaw - The Most Fun Outdoor Retailer on the Planet. We want to make shopping as much fun as backpacking the Chilkoot trail, climbing in Yosemite, or playing red rover. We carry the finest selection of the best gear and outerwear in the World.

Laughing Man Coffee - Hugh Jackman, David Steingard, and David's father, Barry, wanted to start something that recognized the power of entrepreneurship and ingenuity. Laughing Man Worldwide helps entrepreneurs help humanity by creating and developing new business. 100% of Laughing Man Worldwide revenue goes back to education, community development and new business development.

Merrell - Get outside in rugged hiking boots, lightweight running shoes and protective apparel today. From 1981 and on into the future, Merrell has been a top-provider of performance outerwear, giving you what you need to combat the elements and conquer your summits. Check out Merrell's brand history below to learn more about our products and people, then find your favorite pair and explore the outdoors.

The U|R POWERED brand was developed by Fownes Brothers & Co., Inc. With a heritage of 235 years, Fownes Brothers continues to be an innovator and fashion leader in the field of cold weather accessories. U|R Powered makes it possible to have the power in your hands to use your device when and where you want, without sacrificing comfort. Our touch screen gloves come in both men's and women's styles.

If you are accustomed to using your touch screen device, and you live in a cold climate, then you need to try our product for yourself. You will see why U|R Powered sit squarely at the crossroads of comfort, functionality, and fashion. Our products can be purchased at www.urpowered.com

Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together.

We offer innovative, flexible and dependable technology that helps you overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations - facilitating reliable communications where and when it matters most.

Xshot, the ultimate camera extender, allows you take high quality self-portraits. Expedition Everest is excited to test out the XShot Pro in one of the world's harshest environments and to bring back a selfie from the top of the world!

Fit Culture, Kenya offers a unique range of health and fitness services. Created to meet the rising demands of health conscious adults; the organization targets healthy individuals able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness and performance, manage health risk, and promote lasting, healthy behavior changes.

Savage Wilderness leads the way in Kenyan adventure tourism providing unique, breathtaking experiences in one of Nature's most beautiful environments. Led by an international team of outdoor experts fully trained to provide the highest safety standards; you will cross rivers, plains and plateaus in an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure.

SGOal Endurance is a ground breaking new energy company. GOal Endurance products will propel athletes to exceed their expectations. Launching in the Summer of 2014, GOal Endurance products are all natural.

Field Trip Jerky is an All natural low fat and low carb product with no added MSG, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no sodium nitrate.

Sobbayi Interactive is a premiere interactive services firm and full-service web design & development agency, specializing in interactive services, digital content and content management systems.

Wilhelm Scholtz is a commercial photographer and creative director, specializing in location work servicing clients in the travel, automotive, sports and general advertising industries. He also works on selective documentary projects and human interest stories.

Wilhelm provided his services pro bono for a promotional photo shoot high on a Brooklyn warehouse roof. His creativity and vision allowed us to produce some unique and powerful images.

Habil Evans is a freelance photographer based in Nairobi. Habil provided a probono photoshoot for the Everest team in Nairobi.

MPOWERD creates affordable solar lamps that function in any environment on earth to produce brilliant light with zero emissions. The same light that empowers a poor child to study at night can empower you to think differently about energy. So, please join our Solar Justice movement. Light up your life – and that of another – by purchasing and giving today.

The HIlton is one of Nairobi's premium hotels, located at the heart of the city. The historical landmark building houses an array of dining, business and recreational facilities with seven meeting rooms for 2-500 guests and a business center.

The Hilton Hotel provided facilities for Expedition Everst to host the selection interview process and for the press conference to announce the winner of the Kenyan Everest team spot.

Kilimanjaro Brothers, provide guided treks on Mount Kilimanjaro. Their vision is to combine tourism operations at a grassroots level with superior customer service. This approach will bring substantial income to small communities and the African public in general.

Impact Adventure Travel is a Kenyan registered safari company wholly owned by Kenyans who are dedicated to providing a genuine and fulfilling African holiday experience. Based in Nairobi, the company has partners in Uganda and Tanzania.

Impact Adventure Travel covered fifty percent of the costs of the climb of Mount Kenya that formed the final part of the Kenyan Everest Expedition selection process.

Mount Kenya Professional Guides is a Team of Passionate Local Professional Mountain Guides born and brought up around Mount Kenya. The company guides on all routes up Mount Kenya including to Point Lenana, Nelion, and Batian and on other East African Mountains including Mount Kilimanjaro 5896, Mount Meru 4565, the Rwenzori Mountain Ranges and Mount Elgon.

Africa Big Mountain Guides covered fifty percent of the costs of the climb of Mount Kenya that formed the final part of the Kenyan Everest Expedition selection process.