What do Kenna, Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch, and Elizabeth Gore all have in common?

On January 14th, these celebrities (along with a team totaling 16 people) summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise awareness for the more than one billion people worldwide without clean water. Mt. Kilimanjaro rises 19,341 feet above Africa, making it one of the highest peaks in the world.  Getting to the top is certainly no easy task, no matter how many hours per day you have to work with a personal trainer!

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Between monetary donations and gear sales, nearly 6 million liters of water have been donated.  According to the Summit on the Summit website, just 1 cent = 1 liter of clean drinking water.

Even though the hike is over, you can follow @SOTSK on Twitter for news and updates about the water crisis in our world.

There is also a great Summit on the Summit website, with everything from the celebrities’ heart rates and O2 levels  at the top to how you can get involved and support the cause.

You can also watch the documentary of the adventure on MTV (no, not our MTV, the other one!) on March 14th at 9 p.m./8c.

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Read Julie Schwietert’s article, Celebs plan Kilimanjaro cake walk to raise money for clean water, for more about the challenge.