Vikki and Ted have been friends of Maria for some years now. They have taken inspiration from her charity work, and have planned a fund raising trip in aid of Smalls for All. As Vikki explains it’s a way of combining exotic travel with doing their little bit to help’:
‘Ted and I have been together now for just over 5 years and were married in March 2010. We had an amazing sunny day surrounded by friends and loved ones, and had our honeymoon in Thailand and Singapore. It gave us a taste for exotic travel.
‘That’s where the idea of Kilimanjaro comes from, and as we’ll be in Africa it made sense to support an African cause. Neither of us can remember what made us consider this challenge (especially as I’m more used to walking miles around shops than up mountains!)
However here we are, the climb itself lasts for 6 days and we will be trekking around the 13,000 ft level It we make it to the top we will have reached 19,341 feet. Eek!
‘We’re off on 26th February and if you’d like to sponsor us all the money raised will go to Smalls for All.’ You can sponsor Ted and Vikki’s attempt on Africa’s highest mountain by clicking on the donate button above.
They did it!
A walk in the park….or up a mountain
Hi everyone! Well we’ve made it back in one piece! I’m really pleased to say that Ted and I both made it to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro, at 7.22 last Thursday morning.
The trip was absolutely amazing. We were in a group of 10 and all of us made it to Gillman’s Point, the crater rim, which is a height of 5685m. 8 of us decided to carry on after that and made it to the final summit at Uhuru Peak, which stands at 5895m. There was a team of 37 guides and porters all looking after us. They did a wonderful job, carrying our gear and making fantastic meals for when we reached our camp each day. Some of the guides have climbed the mountain over 100 times! Once is definitely enough for Ted and I
We have now raised over £2500 for Smalls for All. A fantastic amount for a very worthwhile charity. Thank you all for taking the time to sponsor us. If you would still like to sponsor us you can do so!
Thank you once again for all your support! Vikki and Ted