Kilimanjaro Climb January 2023

Event date: Jan. 30, 2023

Kilimanjaro Climb January 2023

Event date: Jan. 30, 2023

At the end of January 2023, a team of 21 explorers will set off from Arusha in Tanzania on a six day expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of three charitable causes: Mental Health, Cancer Research and Multiple Sclerosis. The team of Felicity and Michael Barnard, Steve Barrett, Alex Dempster, Richard and Philippa Ellis, Claire Fundrey, Elizabeth Gooch, David and Emily Kenton, Joanne Lake, Kerry Mills, Caitlin Moss, Alena Murrell, Nigel, Philippa, Adam, Emma and Coral Payne, Kevin and James Wardale will attempt to climb the mountain via the most scenic route but also a challenging route: the Lemosho Route.

Every team member is self-funding the climb in order that 100% of the money raised can go directly to the three charities. Unlike many others, Givewheel do not deduct any fees from the money you donate, any contributions to Givewheel from donors are entirely optional and Givewheel are unique in allowing a team to raise money across multiple charities.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not just about climbing a mountain: it is also about experiencing culture and landscape few will ever get to see. From the songs of the barefooted porters streaming past you along the trail carrying the tents and provisions, to the gentle evening farewells of “lala salama” (sleep peacefully) from the night watchmen as you snuggle down into your sleeping bag under the most intense starlit sky you will ever see, this adventure into another world enriches most who are brave enough to attempt it and instills an additional sense of purpose into the climb and the charitable causes.

At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; it is one of the world's Seven Summits. The climb will test every member of the team, for most it will be the best things they've ever done whilst for some it will also be the hardest thing they've ever done. The explorers will trek through five different climatic zones Bushland (to 1,800m), Rainforest: (to 2,800m), Moorland: (to 4,000m), Alpine Desert: (to 5,000m) and Arctic: (to 5,895m). Along the way, the effective level of oxygen will fall from 21% (at sea level) to 9% at the summit. The climb requires hiking-ready fitness, determination and mental strength and most important of all, discipline to climb in a manner that allows the body to acclimatise to the significantly depleting oxygen environment.

The team are raising money for three incredible charities which have each had an impact on the lives of a team member or that of a family member: one of the team members who has recovered from throat cancer, a mother who has MS, parents who have died of cancer, a son who had testicular cancer, a sister with mental health challenges - these causes are deeply personal to the team members and every one of the team is extremely grateful that in what are difficult times, you have chosen to support us as we raise money for these causes. Thank you. Of the donations received, 20% is going to each of testicular cancer, throat cancer, breast cancer, multiple sclerosis and mental health.

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    David Darling

    Enjoy the adventure. Great work raising money for these worthy charities. best wishes

    £200.00

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    2 days, 6 hours

    Jane Kerindi

    Nigel and Team, have a fantastic climb, this really is the most amazing challenge, enjoy every minute even when it's pushing you to your limits remember to take a moment, breathe and carry on, and always look back and admire the view ! XX

    £20.00 (+£5.00)

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    5 days, 5 hours

    Hannah and Oli

    Best of luck Emily and Dad! And to the rest of the team too! You got this 💗

    £50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Jason F

    Good luck Nigel!

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    Debbie & Hamish

    Alena, we hope you enjoy your climb for such good causes xx

    £30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Emma & Bob Dunleavy

    Good luck all! What an amazing adventure and worthy causes. 🍀 Xx

    £20.00

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    Lesley Lewis

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    Adam Cole

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    None

    Good luck everyone!

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    Jim Wilkinson

    They will be sick of seeing you soon! enjoy and good luck.

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    Adam Batty

    Good luck with the latest ascent and the bionic knee!

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    Calum GORE

    Good luck

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    Simon Bennett

    Nigel, you're energy is boundless. Must be all those NED positions! More power to you, a seriously good effort with multiple good causes. Much respect. Best to you and the team. Simon

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    Charles Ryland

    Go Nigel go! 5th climb, how groovy is that. Well done for you and your team supporting all those great causes. I hope the knees hold out-old and new

    £200.00 (+£50.00)

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    Michael.

    Good luck from Oxford . Per ardua ad astra

    £500.00 (+£125.00)

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    Chris Treneman

    Hats off to you Nigel for taking this challenge on again!

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    Adam

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    Jordan Evans

    Wishing you the best of luck Caitlin! For such amazing causes as well 👏

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    Peter & Debbie Gwilliam

    Good Luck to you all. Hope the bionic knee holds out Nigel, soon you'll have climbed Kilimanjaro more often than you've climbed the Three Locks Hill !

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    Paul Sulyok

    Good luck Nigel!

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    Dan Rabie

    Great initiative and good luck

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    Mr Peter Dicks

    Good luck

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    Sean O'Connor

    Good luck Nigel! Hats off to you for doing it again and very, very well done.

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    Brian Harris

    Yes you are a mashugana but not so much about the age taking into account our climb in 2011!!!Good luck to you and Philipa

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    The Haworths

    Enjoy! Looking forward to the pictures!!

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    Cat

    Enjoy! Hope you book in for knee number 2 before you set off. Best of luck x

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    Brian & Jo

    You must know that trail Like the back of your hand - there are other challenges out there!!! Good luck 👍

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    Russ

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    Callum

    Good luck fella and remember- it’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves!- Sir E Hillary

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    Heli & Mark

    Will be thinking of you, great causes… Good Luck darling x

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    Sarah, Ollii, Jake and Olivia xxx

    You are amazing 🤩

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    Richard McGivney

    Good luck Steve.

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    Elisha

    YOU GOT THIS SUPERSTAR

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    Sacha

    Good luck Em!! xx

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    Tom Pautrat

    Well done Emily & team, great causes and an exciting adventure ahead

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    emily kenton (december)

    this isn’t Emily donating to herself, it’s the other Emily Kenton! in the words of the great prophet miley cyrus - it’s ✨the climb✨ so go do the climby mountain thing! ♥️🥰

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    The Hydes!

    Kerry … wishing you and the team the best of luck. You will smash it. Xx

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    Lesley Sharma

    Good luck Kerry and hope to see you soon! X

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    Jackie

    Good luck Kerry and Co 🍀

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    Diane Robinson

    Good luck Kerry and all the rest of the team! xxx

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    Sam Ball

    Good luck Kerry and to the rest of the team. What an amazing achievement for great causes. Looking forward to seeing the photos. Xx

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    Alan spriggs

    Good luck to everyone! I look forward to following the progress!

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    None

    Good luck Kez from your old cousin 🥰☘️

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    Debbie Hancock

    Good luck everyone Especially my cousin Kerry 🍀

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    Fran underwood

    Take loads of pictures and good luck to you all

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    Elaine

    Good luck to all

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    Lorraine & Roy

    Good luck too you all especially Richard,Philippa &Kerry

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    Everyone at Bubble Stuff

    Good luck everyone. Great causes !

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