The challenge is to climb the 19,341ft mountain in just 6 days instead of the more usual 9 days. Also when they reach the summit the team will then mark out a full sized rugby pitch, erect 2 sets of inflatable rugby posts, and play a full game of rugby league. It will challenge each individual’s fitness and mental stamina as they reach almost 6000 meters.
Each climber aims to raise at least £4000 for the 3 charities of the SPF, the Christie Hospital, Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation. The event is very kindly sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the industrial sector.
Adrian Morley said, 'I am really looking forward to this unique challenge by testing myself in a totally different way.'
Martin Blondel on behalf of the SPF said ‘It was Steve's wish to tackle Kilimanjaro! We are elated that we have so many personalities willing to carry Steve's name and legacy to the summit. And to have a world record attached to the SPF would be truly incredible and hopefully bring more awareness of the foundation to the masses’
Ade Cunliffe (pictured) was one of a party of twelve who climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro in their 2013 challenge. If you see Ade training out and about on the streets, give him a honk of support as you pass by!
For more information you can visit www.steveprescottfoundation.co.uk or to make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/SpecturmKilimanjaro.