A five-strong team of friends from Chelmsford in Essex is braving the heights of Kilimanjaro in June this year for us. Paul Revill and his friends are well into their fundraising for the challenge, with quiz nights, karting and paintball events on the menu.
Paul told us, “Our tour guide will be Zara Tours and we will be climbing the Machame route over six days. This will take us through both the blistering heat and freezing cold, dense rain forests and extremely thin air, climbing up to ten hours a day and sleeping in basic tents on the mountain’s edge."
“It’s definitely going to be quite a challenge!”
Paul will be joined by Nick Green, who had meningitis as a child – the reason they’re taking on the challenge for us – and their friends Jamie Dumbleton, Greg Sozstak and Mick Lee.
Highest in Africa
Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with its summit at 5,895 metres above sea level. It was also the destination last year for University of York students Alex Moxom and Alex Abrams. Alex M fought back twice from meningitis whilst at school.
Their adventure started in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, before heading to Moshi at the foot of the mountain. They also did the Machame route, taking around eight days in total.
If Kilimanjaro is not for you but you’d still like to sign up for an overseas event this year and help us in our fight back against this devastating disease, how about one of these events – cycling from London to Paris, a Northern Lights Winter Trek, a Sahara Desert Trek or exploring a section of the Great Wall of China? These are all available on various dates throughout the year and you can find out more on our Overseas Events page.
Make a difference
By joining Team Tangerine not only can you help yourself get in shape and achieve your personal goals but your support will also make all the difference to those at risk form meningitis and those battling with its impact.
Thank you for your support.