No Mountain High Enough For Putney Man

Steve Dennis and his co-worker Alan scaled Mount Kilimanjaro for the NSPCC

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Steve from Putney, and co-worker Alan Guthrie, took on the challenge of their life last week and on Sunday 20th July 2014 successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5895 metres above sea level it's the highest mountain in Africa, as well as the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Both Steve and Alan have wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for as long as they can remember, and so it was a dream come true to reach the summit. Steve and American born Alan, decided to raise as much money as possible for the leading children’s charity, the NSPCC.

Taking time out from their work commitments at EY, Steve and Alan think it’s time that they gave something back. Their challenge to climb Kilimanjaro was an 8 day climb via the Lemosho route, which is an excellent route to climb Kilimanjaro with a high success rate, a very remote but spectacular approach with dramatic views of west Kilimanjaro.

Speaking beforeabout their climb, Anika Patel from the NSPCC said:
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Steve and Alan for taking on this challenge in support of the NSPCC. The money they raise will help fund our vital services to protect vulnerable children and prevent abuse here in the UK and so by conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, they will be doing something truly amazing for children.”

Jane Deakin of Private Expeditions added
“Kilimanjaro is a fantastic challenge. Although it requires no technical climbing it does need bucket loads of determination. We are delighted to be part of Steve and Alan’s challenge and help them in their efforts to raise much money for their chosen charity. The whole emphasis of our Charity Climb Programme is to get people like this safely up and down the mountain with the most money possible going to the charity.”

Jane is founder and Managing Director of Private Expeditions, the high altitude trekking experts who specialise in taking clients safely to the world’s iconic trekking destinations: Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp and Machu Picchu.

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July 21, 2014