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Climbing Kilimanjaro: Could You?

Posted by: Fundraising 24 July 2012

Tina Woodley-Roberts and friend Caroline McCreadie recently tackled the challenge that is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of their dear friend Jane Delaney

We caught up with Tina after she returned from their ten day trip to get her thoughts on summiting such a famous mountain...

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Why did you choose Kilimanjaro climb over any other fundraising event?
We thought everybody does a marathon lets do something a bit more challenging & different.

What's the story behind your fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer UK?
We decided to raise money for PCUK, as I lost a neighbour & very dear friend. She was diagnosed on 4th July 2011 & died on 1st October 2011.

What did you have to do to prepare for the climb, if anything?
We did lots of long walks at least two or three times a week, with a rucksack weighing over 4kg.

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What was your favourite part of the challenge?
Managing to make it to the summit.

What was the toughest?
Summit night was very very difficult, we walked for a total of 18 hours with hardly any rest. I also got altitude sickness, which made it even tougher.

How did you feel at the summit?
Relieved to have made it, and absolutely exhausted.

Anything else you'd like to add to entice others to undertake the same challenge for themselves?
It's a once in a lifetime challenge, although very tough, amazing to have achieved reaching the summit.

Think you're up to the challenge? Visit our Challenge Events pages and find the adrenaline fundraising event for you! And if you're content just to read about it: head to our Facebook page for more pictures of Tina's trip!