You’ve been copied into this email because you’ve either talked about climbing Kilimanjaro already or your friend/partner/colleague reckons you’d love it and be an asset to our team!!
The climb takes 5 days to reach the summit, trekking between 6 to10 hours a day through rainforest to snow capped peak. Although it is a steep ascent in parts, the challenge is not a race and there are no pick axes/ropes required! It is an ‘extreme’ challenge because of the altitude, the length of time you’re trekking each day and your exposure to the elements.
On the ‘summit day’ we wake about midnight and trek by torch light for 6 hours before traversing to the highest point on the African continent, just in time for sun rise.
How amazing does that sound?
The dates & costs to mull over are:
· 25th June to 4th July 2010
· £299 non-refundable deposit asap, then £1696 balance to pay 10 weeks before departure – this includes flights, hotel pre & post, trip leader, trek guides, full support team, medic, meals & tents
· An alternative to self funding is to raise a minimum amount for a charity (usually £3500 pp) then the charity pays your costs. We’d need to discuss the best approach here – do we pick one charity and all go after it or do individual?
I’m proposing to go with ‘Action Challenge’ which have over 10 years experience of getting people to the summit. Check out their website for a daily schedule of the trip and lots more info/FAQ’s etc.
So, the plan is to get a group of 8-10 like minded sporty types together, who are not high maintenance and can live out of a tent for a week no bother! Ideally I’d like to have a short list of people who are committed to sign up and pay the £299 deposit by next Friday, 3rd April. Places are getting booked up fast through the year already and I want to secure the June trek as a whole team.