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Chloe Saffhill an O'Neill & Brennan Recruitment Consultant in the midlands, flew to Ethiopia and then on to Tanzania at the end of 2015. Chloe was attempting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Did You Know?
Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895m, 19,341ft.
It was first recorded ascent to the summit was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtschller in 1889.
Kilimanjaro is over 4 times higher than Ben Nevis, 5 times higher than Snowdon and 6 times higher than Scafell Pike.
The average temperature of the summit area is -7 degrees centigrade with lows between -17 and -27 at night.
Over 70% of climbers experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Kilimanjaro's summit is well above the altitude at which life threatening AMS can occur.
Chloe climbed and descended Mount Kilimanjaro in 5 days raising an outstanding £4,922 for Macmillan Cancer Support. It's a truly outstanding achievement who would not describe herself as an outgoing adventurous person.
Chloe kept a diary describing her experiences from the trip to Tanzania, I'd recommend making a cup of tea, sitting down and spending 15 minutes reading it. It's inspiring and captures the enormity and emotion of the challenge she was facing. Click here to download the article.