Background about the Climb

Howard Zavell’s lifelong dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, came to an abrupt end the night before they were going to summit two years ago.   At that time his two sons, Max (age 14) and Benjamin (age 12), had trained with Howard for more than two year in preparation.  Now they are returning to Tanzania to complete there goals.   They will be climbing the 19,336 foot mountain this December, climbing from lush forest, to a mooreland zone, through an alpine desert, and then to the roof of Africa.  Benjamin will be carrying his Shofar which he bought in Israel, to the summit, and he will blow the Shofar on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in triumph.

Continuing their family’s strong commitment to charity and the State of Israel, they have dedicated the climb to raise awareness of MDA and to help raise funds on its behalf.  In order to meet their goals, they have put together a unique group of individuals from various backgrounds, to become Operation Climb.


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