James Burns is taking part in a monumental challenge all in aid of local charity, Eilidh’s Rainbow. He’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!
James told us, “On 13h September 2019, I’ll be heading to Tanzania to climb to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level and the highest free-standing mountain on earth!”
“The chosen route is a tough 5.5 days (a relatively fast attempt by acclimatisation standards!) from bottom to summit and back again. Although non-technical, the greatest challenge in the way of a successful Kilimanjaro summit is altitude with 7 -10 days being the recommended acclimatisation duration for best summit success. I aim to be watching the sunrise from the summit after long hike through the darkness of night on day 4/5!”
This was just one of TWO challenges James set himself. He’s already completed a 160 mile cycle!
Raising money for Eilidh’s Rainbow his friends charity, donations can be made to this cause here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jamesburnskilimanjaro160