Nationality: American of Danish descent. Occupation: Missionary. Missions with C4C: Dominican Republic 2005; Haiti 2006, 2007 (twice), 2008, 2009 (twice), 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; Indonesia 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 201...
Damson teaching one of the orphans supported by Climbing For Christ's Project 1:27.
Nationality: Malawian. Occupation: C4C missionary to East Africa. Missions with C4C: Kilimanjaro 2010, 2011, 2014 (twice), 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Malawi 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (Note: Kilimanjaro 2010 a...
Feeding needs and hungering souls
Story and photos by Gary Fallesen
President, Climbing For Christ
Turning his eyes up to the mountains: Damson Samson looks up to summit of Kilimanjaro on second morning of trek. Four days later, he stood at Africa’s highest point.
Mission: Kilimanjaro 2016
By Gary Fallesen
Climbing For Christ
CLICK HERE to read the Mission: Kilimanjaro 2016 Trip Report: Feeding needs and hungering souls
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Damson, second from right, with the rest of our team and guides (left to right) Saidi...
Living to tell the tale of Jesus
By Gary Fallesen, founding president, Climbing For Christ
Gary tied into a rope for the first time on Mount Rainier in 1996. (Photo by Kevin Flynn)
I was introduced to mountaineering by my friend Kevin Flynn in August 1996. I had written a...
Kilimanjaro Chapter members meeting with Damson Samson.
Praying for more lives transformed
Gregory Nyange Aman’s life has been changed by his association with the Kilimanjaro Chapter. He stopped smoking and drinking, and he testified that all of the “challenges in the...
Mount Kilimanjaro summit ridge, 1998.
Roots on the rooftop of Africa
By Gary Fallesen
Founding president, Climbing For Christ
Kilimanjaro holds a special place in the formation and growth of Climbing For Christ. As I was training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in 1998, God ...
Jim Doenges, right, with a backpacking class in Colorado’s Maroon Bells.
Nationality: USA. Occupation: Outdoor Minister/Teacher. Missions with C4C: Denali 2007; Haiti 2007; Kilimanjaro 2007, 2008 and 2016; Nepal 2008.
How long have you climbed? 38 years. Type of clim...
Damson Samson lives in southern Malawi, but most of his work for Climbing For Christ is done in northeastern Tanzania. He became Climbing For Christ’s missionary to East Africa in March 2014 and has been sent to the Kilimanjaro area seven times from mid-2014 through 2015.
Damson is look...
Joe Trussell on Sajama in Bolivia.
Nationality: American (born in Bolivia). Occupation: Lead pastor. Missions with C4C: Ararat 2013 and Kilimanjaro 2016.
How long have you climbed? More than 25 years. Type of climbing you do: Snow and ice in the past; now mostly trekking the Colorado 14ers. High...