Woman agreed to climb Kilimanjaro thinking it was in Wales

//Woman agreed to climb Kilimanjaro thinking it was in Wales

Woman agreed to climb Kilimanjaro thinking it was in Wales

Just in case you missed this one, earlier this month several UK newspapers reported the story of a woman who had agreed to accompany her daughter on a climb up Kilimanjaro – only she thought it was in Wales. Apparently, Nikki Barnett, from Nuneaton, had always had trouble pronouncing Welsh place names and so assumed that, because she had trouble pronouncing Kilimanjaro too, so it followed that the mountain must be part of Wales too.

She only became aware of her mistake when a neighbour pointed out that it was actually the Highest Mountain in Africa – of course.

Nevertheless, Ms Barnett has agreed to continue with her plans and in two days she flies out to Tanzania to begin her climb with her daughter Leanne. She is climbing for the Myton Hospice, which looked after Nikki’s sister when she passed away from breast cancer in 2014. You can support her by visiting Nikki Barnett’s Justgiving page.

By |2018-10-26T15:21:06+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

About the Author:

I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight. Friends describe me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.