Mike Chambers

A mountaineer and social entrepreneur, Mike Chambers has traveled the globe to pursue high-altitude expeditions and to help build high-quality education systems in rural communities in Africa and Latin America. Among his mountain endeavors, Mike has led 14 climbing expeditions, including two on Mt. Everest. He also competes in ultra endurance running and cycling events around the globe. In 2014, Mike co-founded Summits Education, an organization that operates a network of 41 primary schools, serving over 10,000 students in rural Haiti. He and his wife also run Flying Kites, a leadership academy for orphaned and critically poor children in Kenya. His program Flying Kites Adventures—guided expeditions and tours—raises money for the foundation.

Achievements

  • Has led 14 high-altitude climbing expeditions.
  • Co-founded Summits Education, a program that operates a network of 41 primary schools in rural Haiti.
  • Founded Flying Kites Adventures, an adventure guiding service that, to date, has donated about $1 million to Fly Kites, a leadership academy for orphaned and critically poor children in Kenya.

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