There have been a lot of ENVY staff raising money for charity last year and one of our ENVY Senior Editors is taking it one step further and kicking off 2011 with a phenomenal climb up Kilimanjaro!
ENVY’s Andrew Mitchell has had a growing interest in scaling natural elevations over the last few years; it all started in the Lake District when he scaled all 950 metres of Helvellyn – the third highest peak in England.
Realising that this was rather good fun, he then went to Scotland where they have proper hills, and forced his good friend Tam to climb the UK’s highest peak - Ben Nevis (1344 metres). Next on the list were Mount Snowdon (1085 metres) and Scafel Pike (England’s tallest peak at – 987 metres). Getting a taste for it he wanted to go higher!
Not one to do things by halves (and no, he wasn’t inspired by Cheryl Cole), He has decided to make the not insubstantial jump of 4451 metres and attempt to scale Africa’s tallest peak and the biggest free standing mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro (5895 metres).
Although this will be a great challenge, he’s also endeavouring to raise as much money as possible for a charity that’s very close to his heart, The Alzheimer’s Society. He is covering the whole cost of the trip himself, so any money donated will go straight to the charity. In addition, if you pay tax in the UK, they can claim gift aid on the donation too.
Please click on the link below to donate and find out more about why he's picked this charity: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Andrewm101