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Cape Town mother and son prepare to climb Kilimanjaro to help with animal welfare

Breakfast host Refilwe Moloto chats with Anile Peiser and her son, Jayden, about their Kilimanjaro challenge.

  • Panorama mother and son aim to reach Africa’s highest peak
  • Anile Peiser and her son, Jayden, will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for a good cause during the school holidays in July
  • They have already secured over R20,000 in donations for their fundraising goal from R25,000

Anile Peiser and her son, Jayden, prepare to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in July 2022. Image: BackaBuddy

A Cape Town teenager and his mother tackle Mount Kilimanjaro in July.

Jayden Peiser and his mother, Anile, will conquer Africa’s highest mountain peak to support animal welfare.

The Panorama mother-son duo are raising money for the Sandton SPCA alongside 23 other climbers who are part of the expedition.

Jayden tells CapeTalk that animal charity is a cause close to her heart. “I’m so happy to know that as a result of this hike, there will be happy animals after.”

The 14-year-old had wanted to climb Kilimanjaro since he was eight years old, according to his mother, who had already completed the climb in 2017.

When he was still persistent I told him it was remarkable that he wanted to do this so let’s see how we can make it happen.

Anil Peiser

Jayden, a student at Rondebosch Boys High School, says his mother was his biggest inspiration for wanting to reach the top of the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

The teenager says he is fit and ready for the climb thanks to regular hikes with his mum and keeping active through school rugby.

[My mom] was the first to inspire me to do it and she was definitely my inspiration.

Jayden Peiser

I was still in my physical condition, even before I wanted to do Kilimanjaro. I like to be in shape and I really like to hike.

Jayden Peiser

The pair will complete the Kilimajaro challenge during the winter school holidays from July 2 to 10, 2022.

They have already raised over R20,000 for animal charities on their BackaBuddy fundraising page.

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