Join us as one of our climbers attempts to a virtual Kilimanjaro climb!

Tomorrow at 8pm UK time I will be chatting with one of our climbers who is recreating his cancelled Kilimanjaro climb from his home city – and you can listen in.

Rob Illidge, from Manchester, UK, was due to begin his 8-day trek on Kilimanjaro’s Alternative Lemosho Route tomorrow, the 9th June.

Those plans have, of course, been thwarted by the coronavirus.

So instead, Rob has decided to recreate, as best he can, the walk he would have taken each day had he been able to go ahead with his trip. In doing so, Rob is also hoping to raise money for the NHS.

How you can join in

Each evening at 8pm for the duration of the trek (9-16 June), I will be chatting on Facebook Live with Rob about what each day’s walk would have had in store for him, and how he is going to recreate those walks using his local parks – and possibly his back garden.

You are welcome to join in and watch this discussion and post any questions you may have to either myself or Rob.

You are also more than welcome to recreate the trek yourself – and we’d love to hear how you’re getting on!

But even if you don’t want to walk, we’d still love to hear from you – and you can still sponsor Rob (details of how to do this will be given during the broadcast).

If nothing else, completing this walk will be a great way for those of you who’ve had to cancel their trip to alleviate the stress and disappointment of having to do so.

It will also be an excellent opportunity for those who are hoping to climb Africa’s Highest Mountain in future to test themselves – albeit without the cold and high altitude that are two of the biggest challenges trekkers face on Kilimanjaro!

If you want an itinerary of the Alternative Lemosho Route that Rob will be following, just let us know by email and I will send you a pdf file of it.

So do join us tomorrow at 8pm on our facebook page as we discuss how Rob is progressing on his virtual climb!