Chris conquers Kilimanjaro to support children’s charity

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INTREPID Chris Lee trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to raise money for the charity Children with Leukaemia.

The 5,895m peak is the highest point in Africa and is a serious challenge, even for those with a high level of fitness.

Chris, who lives in Grantham, said: “My first glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro was from the aircraft on route from Nairobi to Tanzania.

“The summit was above the plane, which brought home the enormity of the task ahead. However, I’d been training for this for eight months and I was determined to reach the peak.”

Chris and his team trekked for four days to reach the mountain’s base camp before making their final push to the summit.

He said: “It was so hard that three of our team and one of the guides had to turn back before the top, whilst another of our team blacked out and had to be carried back down to a lower altitude.”

Chris is on target to achieve his goal of raising £1,500 for the charity. To make a donation, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/chrislee11

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