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Proof of the pudding!

Tuesday 21st October 2014 9:28 AM

What a fantastic week of adventure, self-discovery and both mental and physical exertion, I couldn't have hoped to have been grouped with a more diverse set of people.

A very good portion of us made it to the summit, which is outstanding as we made the summit in 4 and a half days as opposed to the recommended 6 days minimum due to altitude acclimatization. The 1 and a half days back down to get out of the national park to be collection for our little bit of luxury at the hotel.



I'm pleased to say that funds raised in this expedition are sufficient to pay for 2 Parkinson's nurses for a whole year, thank you once again if you are one of the very generous sponsors.

Anyone still wanting to make a donation - the page can be found at www.justgiving.co.uk/trekparkinsons


Kilimanjaro Day 6 - The Descent

Friday 17th October 2014 4:18 PM

Kilimanjaro Day 6 - The Descent

More from Colin Griffiths today, our technical director who is off climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Parkinson's UK. He reports: 10 mile hike down through jungle to Mweke Gate & national park Morning at Mweke Gate and now officially off the mountain … Read more


Success, Colin reaches - The Summit!

Thursday 16th October 2014 12:36 PM

Success, Colin reaches - The Summit!

More from Colin Griffiths today, our technical director who is off climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Parkinson's UK. He reports: YES, done it! Started for the summit at 2am UK time after already walking the full day. Got to summit at 6am Now back down at… Read more


Kilimanjaro Day 5

Thursday 16th October 2014 9:02 AM

Kilimanjaro Day 5

So we are all wondering how Colin Griffiths did as he attempts the long haul up to the summit, here is what he said before he set off Some walkers are not going to make it due to water in the lungs, but I am ok and have… Read more


Kilimanjaro Day 4

Wednesday 15th October 2014 3:06 PM

Kilimanjaro Day 4

More from Colin Griffiths today, our technical director who is off climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Parkinson's UK. He reports: Now at 4700m. Having some food and sleep then back out to go for the summit. Should make it about 4-6am UK time. Go Colin!!! … Read more


Kilimanjaro Day 3

Tuesday 14th October 2014 3:54 PM

Kilimanjaro Day 3

More from Colin Griffiths today, our technical director who is off climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Parkinson's UK. He reports: 4,800 metres today to acclimatize to altitude, then back down to 4,000 metres. Huge views here today Feeling good Big headaches and big hills but fantastic Up… Read more


Kilimanjaro Day 2

Monday 13th October 2014 2:24 PM

Kilimanjaro Day 2

We have heard from Colin Griffiths today, our technical director who is off climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Parkinson's UK. He reports: "Constant banging headache due to the altitude. sadly 3 of the party have been evacuated due to altitude sickness and fatigue. Rain mild on Sunday… Read more


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