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Climbing Kilimanjaro

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Ian Arnold

Raising money to provide emergency food for local people in crisis.

Raising money for
Hinckley Area Foodbank

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Donations accepted until 12-11-2018

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I’m climbing Kilimanjaro 3rd -14th October. It’s  a challenge I am really looking forward to and have funded myself but it also seems like a great opportunity to help others far less fortunate.
Hinckley Area Foodbank is a charity I give my time to by helping out once a month collecting food from the warehouse ready to be given out to people in my own town who have hit rock bottom.
Hinckley Area Foodbank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred in crisis. Not being able to feed my family is a crisis I would not want to face!

Event details

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Standing at 5,895 m (19,341 ft) Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent, located in Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. It is the highest free-standing mountain in the world;  both Everest Base Camp’s – South and North – are below the summit of Kilimanjaro

I will be making my ascent on the much less-trekked Lemosho Route. We take the western approach across the caldera of Shira Volcano, traversing beneath the southern ice-fields of Kibo, Kilimanjaro's highest volcano.
Almost every kind of ecological system is found on the mountain: cultivated land, rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and an arctic summit with most of the landscape covered with snow and ice.
Oxygen levels are reduced by 50% at the top so one of the biggest challenges is altitude sickness. roughly a third of attempts fail due to this.
It is undoubtedly the biggest personal challenge I have attempted so far but it should be an experience of a lifetime.


Event date

05-October-2018 00:00  - 
12-October-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


Donation by Chris Harvey
on 03-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
What a great thing to do for such a worthwhile cause. Well done both! Fay x
Donation by Fay
on 03-11-2018
£5.00 gift aid
A worthy cause – and jolly well done Ian.
Donation by Keith Dixon
on 30-10-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done
Donation by Stephen Page
on 20-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Dear Ian What a truly great challenge and knowing you I am sure you will be successful,lovely way to raise money for such a deserving cause ,best of luck and best wishes David
Donation by David Mountain
on 18-10-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Congratulations Ian good cause as well
Donation by Gerwyn
on 16-10-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Ian, very proud of you 😊
Donation by The Finkle's
on 16-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Ian, a great achievement x
Donation by Rachel and paul
on 15-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by JEFF KIRTON
on 15-10-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Penny per metre... never in doubt. Well Done!
Donation by Tommy & Jan
on 15-10-2018
£12.73 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,495.95
Offline Donations: £155.00
Total Raised: £4,650.95
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £5,049.93

Donations closed

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