Jambo folks, I made it to the top (eventually) and as I reflect on the past ten days I have to say it was a very challenging experience both physically, mentally and emotionally (there were many tears along the way both joyful and sad). We walked through a lot of rain, wind, glaring heat and dust storms we had to deal with tiredness, altitude sickness, dehydration, exhaustion, nosebleeds, black toenails, blisters and sunburn. We also had to deal with some dodgy food that more often resulted in numerous trips to the wonderful toilet facilities!!! They say it’s impossible to hang on to any sort of dignity when walking Kilimanjaro because we were filthy, bedraggled and greasy animals but when you reach the top everything you have been through was worth it.
So now the adventure is over, I would like to personally take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the generous support I received towards my fund raising campaign for the Irish Heart Foundation. The support from companies and the many individuals who made contributions was incredible and the amount of support and goodwill I received during the year was overwhelming and I am very thankful for your sponsorship towards the Irish Heart Foundation which amounted to €6,055.00.