Fewer than 500 people have summited all Seven Summits and no one has achieved Charlie Engle and André Kajlich´s goal:
To be the first athletes to trek from the lowest point to the highest summit on every continent.
While it’s over 4,500 miles from the lowest place on our planet, the shore of the Dead Sea, to its highest peak on Mount Everest, these iconic ends of the earth are separated by a mere 5.8 vertical miles. WELCOME TO THE 5.8 GLOBAL ADVENTURE SERIES!
Preview Dead Sea to Everest . . .
UP FIRST: 5.8 AFRICA . . .
This summer, 2019, Charlie and Andre will journey from the depths of Lake Assal in Djibouti to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
We’re excited to announce that you can do more than stay home and watch this adventure unfold! You’re invited to meet our 5.8 ADVENTURE TEAM in Tanzania to summit Mount Kilimanjaro September 16 - 25, 2019.
While this expedition is most certainly about taking on huge physical challenges, it will actually be about much more than that. 5.8 Africa will lead Charlie and Andre through a journey of deep self-exploration, while inviting followers to dig deeper into their own hearts, examining motivation and each person’s individual impact on the world we inhabit together.
AFTER REACHING THE SUMMIT, EXTEND YOUR TRIP TO ENJOY THE EPIC WILDLIFE OF TANZANIA!
THE 5.8 ADVENTURERS . . .
CHARLIE AND ANDRÉ MET ON A DIRT ROAD IN THE MOUNTAINS OF BRAZIL
It was the first big push of the Brazil 135— a 135-mile ultramarathon that includes 33,000 feet of climbing through the mountains of Brazil - Charlie passed André inching his way up the hill in his wheelchair, and stopped to wish him luck.
Once out of earshot, Charlie turned to his friends and said: “There’s no way that dude is finishing this thing.” 62 and-a-half hours later, André proved him wrong.
The next morning at breakfast, Charlie told a proud, smiling (and tired) Andre’ what he’d said to his friends. Over the next few months, working on an article for Runner’s World, André and Charlie shared their stories, finding a great deal of common ground and shared dreams.
Together, they came up with a plan to trek from the lowest to the highest point of all 7 continents.
And now, with your support, they’re poised to make history!
You´ll never run like Charlie Engle.
Renowned Ultra-Runner, Writer, Sober Coach & Keynote Speaker.
Watch trailer below of Charlie´s documentary, RUNNING THE SAHARA, about his 111 day run all the way across the Sahara Desert! Produced by Matt Damon.
André Kajlich is tougher than you.
Remarkable Record-setting Athlete & Motivational Speaker.
Losing his legs was the start of a new life for the reigning USA Paratriathlete.
Watch the trailer of his life story below.
There is no limit to the possibilities that exist for me. They are infinite.
Read more in the 2013 Runners World Magazine article, written by Charlie Engle: LOSING HIS LEGS MADE HIM STRONGER THAN EVER
Every person on the planet lives within this tiny, 5.8 mile, sliver of atmosphere. I want to explore and share the beauty of this amazing world where we all live, with everyone who follows this journey.
~ Charlie Engle