MacMillan are Panasonic UK's main charity partner so I am delighted to attempt this challenge with the support of the company I work for as well as one of our main partners - Servicecare, who are the primary corporate sponsor of the trip.
Approaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro by the remote Shira Route is an exhilarating option for walkers keen to explore less trodden trails and who are comfortable in variable mountain conditions. From forest and moorland to the caldera of Shira volcano, I will be able to explore the fascinating rock formations on the Shira Plateau before traversing beneath the southern ice fields of Kibo. There will be stunning early morning views of Kibo and a day spent in the rarely visited Lent Hills will be a highlight before I join the main route to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m) on the crater rim. The eight day itinerary gives me maximum possible acclimatisation and flexibility to enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery that extends from the volcanic summit to the vast African plains.Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.