The rooftop of Africa at 20,000ft, Africa's highest mountain. A challenge beyond what you may think, join me in a chairty project to climb this mountain, all the details are below, i look forward to seeing you all become involved in what ever way you can.Chris Oram & Shaun Sullivan raising money for the British Heart Foundation
Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level (the Uhuru Peak/Kibo Peak).
There are six official trekking routes by which to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, namely: Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame. Of all the routes, Machame is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain, which can be done in six or seven days. The Rongai is the easiest and least scenic of all camping routes with the most difficult summit night and the Marangu is also relatively easy, but accommodation is in shared huts with all other climbers.
So why have we chosen to do this? Well its not an easy mountain to climb, but then its easy for a large mountain. Its a huge challenge for anyone, and when your doing it for charity then you know its special and close to your heart.
How you can get involved
So heres how you can get involved in this project, and see what it offers you, the rough prioce guide and other things that you can do to help.
Climb Kilimanjaro with us
Why not join us on the climb, we are climbing it to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, and also we will be filming a documentary which will be used to promote awareness which you can also be a part of.
Choose Your Charity
We have chosen the British Heart Foundation, and you can join us on the same charity if you wish, or you can select your own charity, something thats close to your heart and your reason for climbing this beast of a mountain.