Caythorpe man climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

Tony Wright on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Tony Wright on top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
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Caythorpe man Tony Wright described climbing Kilimanjaro as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But now he’s got the bug and hopes to continue challenging himself in the future.

Mr Wright, of Caythorpe Heath, spent seven days on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, reaching the summit and raising around £1,600 for the NSPCC in the process.

He said: “I’ve never done anything like that before and it was a challenge both mentally and physically.

“I was training for about eight months but you can’t prepare for the altitude - it’s either something your body accepts or it doesn’t.”

Mr Wright was part of a party of 25 who climbed the mountain alongside a support team of 90.

Temperatures plummeted to -18°C and Mr Wright and his fellow climbers were faced with a force nine gale.

Mr Wright said:

“I didn’t know anybody else but everybody bonded together and we formed a good team. Unfortunately not everyone made it to the summit.”

Mr Wright would like to thank everyone who sponsored him, especially David Wilson Trailers, PGL and Watchorn Financial Services.