CLIMBER BLOG: Katie Cordes
Why I joined SOTSK
When Brooke and I first spoke over a year and a half ago, I knew we had to be a part of this trek. As the Kilimanjaro Program Manager at Thomson Safaris, I was excited to join with SOTSK to bring attention to the clean water crisis around the world, and specifically in Tanzania, a place we’ve considered a second home for 29 years.
I’ve been continually impressed by the dedication and determination of all the people involved in the SOTSK project. All of us at Thomson Safaris are honored to have helped plan this trip and to see it come to a successful close. On the trek we discussed turning talk into action, and now that we’re back home, the real-life benefits of SOTSK are already happening.
We at Thomson have been inspired… We speak about water and the SOTSK trek with our guests; we continue conserving water on our treks and safaris; and we’re now supporting PUR’s work in Tanzania by using PUR sachets to purify all the water on our Kilimanjaro treks.
These are small actions done in one small niche of the world, but that’s the point. It takes people from all walks of life to makes changes as they’re able – no matter how small – to conserve, educate, and be aware of the world around you.
I’m so thrilled that we were able to be part of this trek and the successful summit of all 45 team members!