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
Timberlake to Scale Kilimanjaro for Charity
A herd of elephants walk with Mt. Kilimanjaro the background in Amboseli game park, Kenya.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, file)

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.” (Read more Justin Timberlake stories.)

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