Kilimanjaro Climb 2018
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Corinne Hutton is a quadruple amputee who plans to climb it.
You can find out a lot of info on our climb below, but we have a dedicated website that's all Kili! Check it out here.
You can donate to Cors' fundraising or set up your own fundraising page by clicking here
You can still get involved without making the trip to Africa. We’ll be walking 90km in total, so will be asking for others to fundraise to cover the same distance, whether it be walking, running, cycling or even swimming. Just set up your fundraising page using the link above, set your own fundraising target, choose how you'd like to cover the distance and complete it before we summit on 7th October. If you'd like to register for Kinda Kili, just click here.
Kilimanjaro Trek Information
29th Sep - 9th October 2018, inclusive of travel days. Plus an optional 2-day Safari at the end (additional cost).
- £350 deposit per person plus £4,000 in fundraising. This amount will cover our costs of £3,000 per place, with the other £1350 per person going to support our amputee community. Because of the costs we’re incurring in booking your place, should you be unable to reach your fundraising target you will still be eligible to cover the £3,000 cost of your place.
- You can choose to contribute to your fundraising total yourself if you can afford to and to reduce the amount you have to raise.
- £350 deposit payable on registration.
- £2,000 due by end of June ’18.
- Balance of your minimum £4,000 fundraising total due by 30th Nov ‘18.
- About Breaking Strain Events
- They are fully health & safety, first aid and risk management qualified, with 10 years’ experience running events in the Arctic, the Alps, Kilimanjaro and beyond.
- Travel Safety, Vaccines etc
- Visas: single trip visa (£40)
- Passport: must have six month validity
- Travel Insurance: Must include helicopter evacuation & trekking to 6000 metres
- Vaccines (will be confirmed in a later info session):
- MMR, diphtheria-tetanus-polio
- Yellow fever
- Package includes
- Flights from Glasgow, probably changing in Amsterdam (tbc)
- Transfers in Tanzania between airport, hotel & park.
- Park fees, rescue fees (not incl helicopter rescue)
- 2 nights’ hotel accommodation (first and last nights) including meals
- Tented accommodation for the duration of the trek (2 people per 3 man tent)
- 3 meals a day on the trail (bring snacks – more info at a later date)
- Trail guides, who will support and help us up the route as well as carry our bags.
- 2 Breaking Strain Events guides
- Support from Breaking Strain Events throughout the year by Facebook, e-mail or phone as well as 3 information sessions:
- Introduction (4th Dec)
- Kit & Training (date tbc)
- Trail / Conditions / Safety (date tbc)
- FYF Support
- We’ll create a Facebook / Messenger / Whatsapp (whichever you all prefer) group to let us all keep in touch with each other and up to date with how we’re all getting on with training and fundraising.
- We recommend an online fundraising page – preferably with BT My Donate as they don’t take any fees so all the money you raise comes directly to FYF. We can help with setting your page up. This can be done either individually or as a team if you’re doing it with friends / colleagues.
- We can provide our logo and letters of authorisation to prove you’re fundraising for us, to assist in your fundraising efforts.
- We can offer advice on PR and on how to plan fundraising events.
- We would love you to come to one of our Ampu-teas sessions to meet some of our Troopers. This will really give you a feel for what it is we do, which will help when you’re telling people about us and encouraging them to support your fundraising.
- We will arrange a lung-physio session which will hopefully help when adjusting to the altitude on Kili. There is nothing anyone can do to prevent altitude sickness, it’s luck of the draw, however learning how to use our lungs properly can only help.
- UK Training weekend (additional cost)
- There is nothing anyone can do to prevent altitude sickness, it’s luck of the draw, however there are a few things you can do to give yourself the best possible chance of avoiding it. More will be covered in future info sessions.
- We can leave a travel bag in the hotel, rather than having it come up Kili with us.
- We will be carrying a standard sized rucksack each day. Everything else will be in your max 15kg bag which is carried by one of the guides, and taken to the camp each night. The guides will also set up our tents.
- We will be given a basin of warm water every morning to wash, however baby wipes are an important item on the kit list.
- There’s no getting away from it – the toilet facilities aren’t great. It’s mostly squatting over a hole in the ground.
- Worried about the heights? Baranco wall is steep, and will be scary for those of us with a fear of heights / vertigo, however the guides will help with every step and what an accomplishment when we reach the top!
- There’s obviously no phone charging facilities on the trail but you can buy charger banks which you can charge beforehand and bring along.
- Lots of walking! Hill walking is preferable, but any walking, or any exercise is going to be beneficial. There are training plans online, and we can advise more in a future info session.
Full Kit details and information