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Kilimanjaro challenge for childhood cancer research

02 Oct 2019
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We’re over the moon to share news from our newest group of fundraisers and their Kilimanjaro challenge.

On 13 October 2019 a team of adventurers will be heading off on a once-in-a-lifetime challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. And they’ll be supporting Friends of Rosie and childhood cancer research at the same time.

The team of twelve will climb up and cycle down Kilimanjaro in just five and a half days. It is the greatest altitude drop available on the planet on a bike, down the highest freestanding mountain in the world!

So massive is Kilimanjaro that to climb it is to pass through four seasons in four days, moving from +40c at the foot of the mountain down to -25c at the top.

Altitude sickness is the greatest challenge for the team. They will need to rest and acclimatise during the climb to try and minimise the risk. In terms of training, they’ve spent much of the last six months preparing and organising to ensure they’re ready for this amazing challenge.

To support Friends of Rosie, the team have set a fundraising target of a whopping £5,000!

If you’d like to help them reach their target and spur them on when they’re on the mountain, just visit their fundraising page – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ClimbupandcycledownMountKilimanjaro

Good luck team and thank you for your amazing support