Many congratulations to James Rose, Darren Young, Mel Young and the rest of the ‘Road to Kilimanjaro’ team who reached the summit of Kilimanjaro on Sunday 15th September, raising money for Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion. Donate here
James and the team have created a world record, for the first ever military double amputee to reach the top of the mountain. James climbed unaided, over 55 hours of walking over 5 days pushing through altitude sickness and fatigue. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres from its base, and 5,895 metres above sea level.
Cause UK supported the ‘Road to Kili’ team by securing TV coverage in advance of the trip on ITV Good Morning Britain, Sky News and Channel 5 News. We also secured Brian Blessed to appear on ITV Good Morning Britain with James and Darren to give advice to the team and recount his own experiences of tackling the climb.
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