Climbing the Kilimanjaro in support of Richard House

Published: July 27, 2016

On the 7th of July, 29-year old City worker Nick climbed the Kilimanjaro to live the adventure of his life and raise over £2,800 for Richard House.

It was rugby that first exposed Nick to the hospice as his team East London RFC often held fundraisers to support the work of of Richard House.

At first Nick was planning to attempt the trek with a group of friends, but when no one else signed up, he decided to do it on his own but after arriving ended up in a group of 29, the majority of whom were also raising money for different charities. Together they climbed the Lemosho route, which took 7 days to complete.

When asked how he found the trek, Nick says “I will say that doing something like this, as challenging as it was, is literally the trip of a lifetime. Raising money for such a worthwhile cause and achieving what I set out to do just made everything that much better. I would recommend anybody to take on a similar challenge and I am already planning my next one.”

Feeling inspired by Nick’s story? Take a look at our Sahara Desert Trek in 2017!