Friday, November 27, 2009

The Climb of your Life-to Raise Funds for Charity

The step-dad of my receptionist's boyfriend and a group from his church are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro as we "speak", in the heart of Africa, between the 20th-28th November in order to raise awareness and funds for Autism in South Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the largest freestanding mountain on earth and its peak towers 5895 meters above the sea level.

The group of guys really deserve our respect and applause as non of them are experienced climbers, but they still took this great risk for such a good cause. As far as I know they reached the summit last night, which took them 6 days in total, and are now on their way back down, to safer ground. All but one made it to the top, which is an unbelievable achievment and I hope that he gets better soon!
More information and a more detailed day-to-day description of the climb can be found on Go and check it out!

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