In our last post, we mentioned how Team XYZ was everywhere. Whether it’s on your TV, at SXSW in Austin, or in one of the biggest news publications in China, it was hard to miss us.

And to top it all off, did you know we were also at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro?

Representing Team XYZ, Canadian domain investor Ian Clark waived the .xyz flag after conquering Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest peak in Africa, standing at 5,895 meters above sea level – that’s 3.6 miles straight up into the air!) Despite having two metal knees, Ian embraced this challenge to raise money for Water School.

Water School is a non-profit organization that strives to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water solutions to the developing world. Ian’s goal was to raise $5000 (Canadian dollars) so 5 schools will have access to a sustainable clean water supply.

We were so inspired by Ian’s spirit that we donated to his cause, and in return, Ian hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro and proudly represented Team XYZ.

Check out photos and comments from his travel diary below!



Ian at the base, with the summit in the background

Ian takes an .xyz-filled selfie with his guides!

“The Porters (sherpa’s) have a saying called pole-pole (pronounced polee-polee) than means slow-slow, so when you hike, the pace is slow and deliberate. Approximately 30 steps a minute.”

Ian and his leader Joseph pause on the journey to Mount Kilimanjaro

After 5 days of hiking, Ian and his team reach the summit and wave the .xyz flag!

A huge congratulation is in order for Ian and his team. And what’s even more amazing, is that he isn’t stopping here. In July, Ian is set to tackle another mountain, Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

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