A team consisting of Captain Ibrar Ali, Team Glenfiddich member for the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge 2013, Ashley Fraser, an Honorary Colonel of the 202 Field Hospital, London business man Andrew Dangerfield, Devon business man Richard Petty, and the Kilimanjaro Girls, our 5 Wandsworth ladies who hold WWTW close to their heart, successfully ascended Mount Kilimanjaro last week to help raise support and awareness for Walking With The Wounded.
Supported by Private Expeditions, the group and their guides took the Machame route to reach the Uhuru Peak, known as the Roof of Africa. The climb took the members from an elevation of 1800m at Machame Gate, through rainforest and moorland, snaking along river gorges, out in to a more barren and rocky landscape, providing the climbers with some spectacular views (weather depending) and interesting landmarks, including the lava tower to reach the summit finally at 5895m. Each day consisted of a 4-6hr hike over 7-12km.
The climbers kept a daily blog with an account of the day’s climb and a picture to capture the moment. Check out the full Kilimanjaro Challenge Blog here.
Massive CONGRATULATIONS to our climbers on their successful expedition.
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