PRESS RELEASE – The Children’s Literacy Action Support (CLAS) presents, “Climb for the Cause”—Two challenging, yet enjoyable hikes up Mount Gimie, the highest peak in St. Lucia, on August 16th and 30th.
CLAS is a non-profit organization that provides holistic support to children in economically deprived communities. Recently, CLAS has established a Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to children who excel in the Common Entrance Exam.
This effort seeks to raise funds for this scholarship fund.
No mountain-climbing gear or climbing experience is necessary.
Meeting point: Derek Walcott Square (point nearest the Library)
Scheduled departure time: 6:30 a.m.
Dress: Comfortable shoes (sneakers or hiking boots), T-shirts, track pants, sports shorts, etc. (preferably dark clothing; no jeans)
Items to carry: Water (at least 1.5 litres), lunch pack, snacks, a change of clothes.
Hike duration: 3 hours from the starting point to the top and 3 hours back. (Total of 6 hours)
Departure point after hike: Head of Mount Gimie trail. Persons will board the bus back to Castries
Total Cost: EC $100—Covers bus fare and tour guide fee
A maximum of 25 persons will be allowed on EACH hike. Additional activities: Visit to waterfall at the base of Mount Gimie.
Photos of the hike will be made available online to all climbers for download!
Tickets can be purchased at Money Gram on the Ground Floor of the Blue Coral Mall, or call 718-5177.
Climb for the cause!