A team from MRW’s parent company The Top Right Group has successfully scaled Kilimanjaro for the Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity.
The team reached Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, at 9.00 am on Friday 10 October (photo above).
Team member Ben Cronin said: “We had heard all the stories about how hard it is climbing at high altitude and trained accordingly. But we still felt completely unprepared for the physical challenge.
“Climbing the mountain was the equivalent of wading through treacle while breathing through a straw. We all agreed that the seven-hour ascent to the Kilimanjaro crater was the most physically demanding thing any of us had ever done.”
Members unfurled a flag at the summit to thank the most generous sponsors which included Helly Hansen, Hoare Lea Lighting, Michael Grubb Studio, Fitbit, ISG, Lighting Design International, Patra, Photometric & Optical Testing, SAS & Company, Select Motor Racing, Sequel Guess and Speirs + Major.
The team is now within touching distance of its £50,000 target. A donation can be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/Kili4GOSH
- The Top Right team at the summit of Kilimanjaro are, clockwise from top left: Gama Endrew (guide), Wayne Philips, Bruna Fernandes De Aguiar, Chris Houckham-West, Ben Cronin, Matthew Foster, Emma Dukes, Nicole Levin, ‘Meke’ (guide), Victoria Hart, Rosie Birchenough