On the 18th July 2019 I will be trekking for 7 days up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level. There are several routes to take up the mountain with some having as little as 50% success rate so this really is a challenge! The route I will be taking is called the Lemosho route which takes climbers to the peak from the South West.
My fundraising target for this challenge is £3,150 and my employer have very generously offered to match my total which takes some of the pressure off my personal fundraising. I am however doing everything I can to raise as much as possible and accepting help from anyone who wishes to get involved. I am forever grateful for these people.
In terms of training, I am now doing 1 trek every weekend in the lake district, spending around 5-6 hours on foot as I will be trekking for at least 8 hours a day when it comes to the big climb. I will be climbing Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike towards the end of March to prepare my body for the altitude but this will be supported by prescribed medication which has been advised for the climb.
The 5 month countdown begins! As ever, thank you all for your support.
We are so grateful that Robyn is completing this ‘massive’ challenge whilst raising money for Learning for Life. Robyn works at Lycetts where one of our learners attends a work placement. We can’t thank you all enough for your continuous support.