Thursday, 29 September 2016

Mission Accomplished!

I am delighted to report that both Colin and I successfully completed the challenge and made it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.  We had an amazing time and were privileged to be able to share the experience with a really lovely group of people.

The trek was one of the most physically challenging things I have ever done, particularly as we approached the summit in the dark, when the air was thin and cold and every small step took a herculean effort.  For most of the ascent we couldn't see the summit but in a way that was no bad thing - just as in life, you don't always need to be able to see where you want to get to; just know that if you keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't give up you will get there.

Thanks you for all your support and encouragement over the last year as I've prepared for this challenge.  And thank you to everyone who has kindly sponsored me.  You have helped me to raise over £6,200 for two wonderful causes, both of which are small charities with low overheads that directly help people in the most desperate of situations, so the money really will make a difference.