Timberlake to Scale Kilimanjaro for Charity

Star climbing African mountain to raise awareness of global water crisis
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2009 5:18 AM CDT
A herd of elephants walk with Mt. Kilimanjaro the background in Amboseli game park, Kenya.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, file)
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(Newser) – Justin Timberlake is taking on Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise awareness about the world water crisis, Access Hollywood reports. The star—who has been training four times a week to boost his lung capacity for the week-long climb—will be joined by Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco and Ethiopian-born star Kenna.

“We’ll climb for a week straight, carrying 30 pounds on our backs," Timberlake told GQ in a recent interview. "It’s going to be intense, but it’s going to be so rewarding.”