Kilimanjaro -2014

A special trip (understatement!). This autumn’s Kilimanjaro expedition saw us inspired beyond belief. We were joined by recovering Royal Marines Paul Vice and JJ Chalmers & their amazing wives. Paul, a lower leg amputee, and JJ, who has suffered much hand and arm trauma, had set their sights on Kili’s lofty summit as part of their recovery target. The remainder of our team (12 in total) simply followed in awe! The expedition was a huge success. We enjoyed a great day on safari - visiting the Ngorongoro crater & seeing ‘the big 4!’ – before tackling the Lemosho trail over 8 wonderful days.  The summit was nothing short of emotional! All 12 of us held up the flag and enjoyed a team-hug to end team hugs! Sense of achievement? Off-the-scale, frankly! The descent was long but all were smiling, and on the way our team doctor saved the life of an American trekker who was suffering with a pulmonary oedema. Our final celebrations at Rivertrees Lodge were ‘notable!’. A few from the group then went on to enjoy a well deserved few days in Zanzibar. Outstanding!