Seven of the trek’s 10 days are spent on Kilimanjaro, travelling the Rongai Route, a less touristy path that takes in five distinct ecological zones. You’ll begin with farmland before slowly ascending through rainforest, moorland and highland desert. The final part of the ascent will take you to the summit through the arctic zone, where temperatures can drop to as low as minus 15 degrees overnight.
Although classed as an “extreme” challenge, the route can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness. The biggest danger will be altitude sickness, although a UK doctor and UK trek leader will accompany the travelling party throughout. There will also be a local support team on hand to provide food, accommodation and drinking water.
The Foundation is currently in discussions with MUTV to televise the trek and all participants will receive a pre-trek training day at Carrington.
To secure a place on the trek you must pay a £595 deposit and then raise a minimum of £4175 in sponsorship. For more information or to register, contact James Lester on 0161 868 8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.