Two tutors from Yale College recently took on the might of Mount Kilamanjaro raising funds for two of the most highly regarded charities.
Gary Jones, Plastering Lecturer at Yale’s Bersham Road campus, successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilamanjaro and raised £960 plus gift aid for Nightingale House Hospice. Steve Davies, a Lecturer in Floor Laying, also took up the challenge alongside Gary but was bitterly disappointed to be affected by AMS (altitude sickness), eventually preventing him from the final night assent to the summit. He did however raise money for the Macmillan Nurses Appeal in taking on the challenge.
Kilamanjaro has always been regarded as one of the most grueling mountain climbs, mainly due to the levels of endurance required. It stands at 5,891m high and can take between 4 and 6 days to climb for the majority of climbers.