7 Summits Africa Team members

The mountain team of 10 has been selected to harness collective and cross-over skills to succeed in the mission of 7 peaks in 7 weeks and delivering live content of the project and attractions.
Sibusiso Vilane
South African adventurer and motivational speaker, author of the book To the Top from Nowhere. An adventurer, marathon runner, mountaineer and expedition leader.
Carel Verhoef
7 Summits Africa concept creator. The anchor from Great Migration Camps LiveReviews pushing live experience content across Africa (or looking for lions).
Ake Lindstrom
East Africa’s most experienced mountaineer is 7SA ”mountain-man” having lead countless Kilimanjaro summits and provides logistics support to the expedition.
Sally Grierson
Hiker & lover of mountains – retired physiotherapist. Part of the team that successfully summited Kilimanjaro with the first female Quadriplegic – Chaeli Mycroft.
Jessica Flint
New York based editor & writer, currently a senior features editor. This journalist/conservationist will be writing a book on the expedition.
Jacques van Tonder
Video-ographer on #Maralive and #Kenyalive. Cameraman by trade, doccie film-maker by design and everything #tech inbetween. Documenting the expedition.
Patrick Thomas
An Editor and Publishing Consultant, Patrick will be writing the book with Jessica. He is excited translate the story of the first #7Summits Africa as it emerges – as a group and an adventure, for USA audiences.
Thommo Hart
Lover of African Adventures and adventurers, Thommo will be an expedition photographer to capture in front and behind the climbers.
Gabriele Brown
Climbing Kilimanjaro after her husband passed away was a life-changing trip full of inspiration, love, hardship, endurance and the irrepressible nature of the human spirit. Gabi is now an 8 time Kili veteran

Guest & Substitute Climbers

Carmen Nibiriga
Proudly East African, anchor and presenter – passionate about responsible tourism, dedicated to sustainability & conservation, Carmen is also an elegant strategist
CS Balala
Cabinet Secretary of Kenya Ministry of Tourism, also known as the sky-diving minister, will be joining the climb on Mt Kenya.
Pieter Fourie
“The Tech Dude” from AST, main sponsor, bringing all the cool gadgets that will allow us to share this experience. Pieter’s passion & love for Africa was ignited by frequent African travels.
Nora Fourie
Bubbly representative from AST, tech support and “Head of Team Morale” loves all animals big and small, she is conquering her first summit and her great fear of heights ..