We just had a group of 43 doctors from the UK climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. 39 reached the summit. 2 others made it to Gillman’s peak. Despite some heavy rain, the group had a great time. We split them into 4 smaller groups to facilitate logistics and it all went perfectly. It’s not always easy to handle such large numbers on the mountain, but we feel like we finally have it down to an art.

The group were climbing as a fund-raising initiative for the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity. According to trip participant Caroline Sales, “We are raising money to build 3 dedicated wards for teenagers in the Nottingham and Leicester Hospitals which will be an environment totally dedicated to their very specific needs and comforts, something that is badly needed. This amount of money will make a huge difference and put them well on their way in their fundraising efforts.”

To date the group has raised GBP 114,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust Charity. Well done!! For more information visit the website http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/.

Here’s a testimonial from Caroline:

“Thank you for the most amazing trip with the best bunch of guides and porters you could wish for…

The pictures are now doing the rounds and we are having a big get together at a local pub tomorrow evening to show all the pictures and videos taken and that will be a great evening and you and all of our guides etc will be very much in our thoughts. Our group had Honest, Nastoria, Edward and Laizer as our guides and they were absolutely fantastic. Please, please pass on our huge thanks to them all for their expert advice and encouragement that managed to get us all to the top and this was solely due to their magnificent help. The food was absolutely top class (better than the Lodge!!) and Good Luck a delight as our waiter.

I can’t thank you enough for the experience, something I know that will stay with me forever.”

Caroline Sales
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, NHS