Mount Kilimanjaro 2016

By Debbie Thrower

 

Megan’s Challenge is excited to announce that on Thursday 29th Sept 2016 a team of challengers Stephen Thrower, Danny Boore, Richard Waterfield and Liam Hollands are travelling to Kenya to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Liam’s Dad, Warrant Office I Justin Hollands who is attached to the British Consulate Nairobi, kindly organised this trip that has taken two years to organise. are hoping to conquer the Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.   This is what the team will be taking on!!

• 4th highest mountain in the world (5895 metres)

• Highest Mountain in Africa

• World’s tallest free-standing mountain

• Located in Tanzania

• Kilimanjaro is a Stratovolcano with three volcano cones, 2 extinct and 1 dormant.

• Kilimanjaro supports five ecosystems: savannah bush land, sub-montane agro-forest, montane forest belt, subalpine moorland and alpine bogs, and the alpine desert.

For our challengers climbing Kilimanjaro will be more than just a mountain challenge. It will be an once-in-a-lifetime experience, which will leave them with long lasting memories. They will get an insight into the lives and culture of the local community, whilst being immersed in some of the most breath taking scenery in Africa.  However, this will not be easy!  The challengers will need to ensure to prepare themselves physically for what lies ahead and be aware of the following:

Trip Duration:

Although a final route (there are up to 8 to choose from) and date have not yet been finalised our research indicates that most trips last a total of 10-11 days (including flights to and from Kilimanjaro), of which 6-8 days are spent “trekking on Kilimanjaro.

Trekking:

As an average, on a 7-day route we will trekking for 5-6 hours per day with the exception of “Summit Day” which is a mighty 12-14 hours! Obviously this will be upon challenging terrain and environment not to mention issues with Altitude. At the summit of Kilimanjaro there is 50% less oxygen than can be found at sea-level!  As a result not everybody makes it to the top due to altitude sickness.

Raising Funds:

The aim for this trip is to raise as much money as possible for Megan’s Challenge and The Norfolk Hospice – Tapping House. Further information about the wonderful work this organisation carries out in our area can be found at www.norfolkhospice.org.uk  So anyone who wishes to make an donation or sponsor a challenger it will be very much appreciated

 

 

What an amazing achievement and an emotional journey for the four challengers Richard Waterfield, Stephen Thrower, Danny Boore and Liam Hollands not only did they climb Kilimanjaro a once-in-a-lifetime experience, leaving them with long lasting memories they raised a staggering £15,350

After completing the challenge they had a day trip to the Nairobi National Park and also to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Here they were introduced to the baby elephant fostering programme, so through Megan’s Challenge we have adopted two baby elephants and gifted one to Gayton Primary School and the other to Gayton Goslings.  Many, many thanks for all the help, support and sponsor’s who without them this challenge would not of been achieved.

Photos to follow soon

 

 

 

 

 

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