Panoramic shot of Kilimanjaro
 
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Africa is a continent of contrasts, and nowhere more beautifully illustrates this than Tanzania, where the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro rises majestically above the shimmering heat of the savannah. At 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) Kilimanjaro is not only Africa's highest peak it is also the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Climb Kili 4 Kids is my opportunity to climb to the summit of the "Roof of Africa"; an experience which is a once in a lifetime challenge. But this will not just be a standard charity trek... In addition to climbing Kilimanjaro; I will also be given the opportunity to spend time at Childreach International projects in the Kilimanjaro region with some of the children that your sponsorship money will benefit.


As you have probably gathered by now, I am going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Why I hear you say, well, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for kids is in aid of childreach international; a dedicated charity who work to improve the lives of kids in the world's poorest areas. I shall be funding the majority of my travelling expenses myself to ensure that as much of your donations go straight to the charity.

Busy times are ahead of us as we will need to rise to a challenging target of £2440 by July 2011. You can help me on this mission by donating using the section just to your right. Don't forget to check back here where I will be posting all the events that take place to raise some cash, posting photos and keeping you all up to date with what's going on.
 
Day 1 - Depart London Heathrow (p.m.)
Day 2 - Arrive in Nairobi, cross the border into Tanzania and drive to the foot of Kilimanjaro
Day 3 - Enter Kilimanjaro National Park and trek to the Machame Campsite
Day 4 - Continue trekking onwards to the Shira Plateau
Day 5 - Navigate past the Lava Tower and onwards to camp in the Barranco Valley
Day 6 - Continue trekking upwards to the summit camp at Barafu
Day 7 - Reach the summit for sunrise and a slow descent down to Mweka Camp
Day 8 - Exit the Kilimanjaro National Park for a well earned shower and rest!
Day 9 - A day of visits to the Childreach International projects and programmes
Day 10 - Jump back on the bus and up to Nairobi
Day 11 - An early morning flight back to London and home in time for tea!
 
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