Walking With The Wounded is a UK based charity which funds both the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women with the aim of helping them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.
The charity’s main fundraising activities are focussed on extreme expeditions to highlight the extraordinary determination and courage of Our Wounded soldiers. These have included trips to the North Pole and treks up Everest and in 2013, three teams of wounded service personnel will race to the South Pole in the largest expedition to date.
Andrew Cook , Director of Fundraising at Walking with the Wounded said “While our main expeditions are best left to trained Antarctic explorers, we are keen to develop similar walking challenges that are more accessible. These allow supporters of our charity to join in with Our Wounded Soldiers on a great fun challenge. We have a sell out Cumbrian Challenge with 100 teams racing across the Lakeland Fells on 18th May and we saw Kilimanjaro as another great challenge that supporters would really enjoy.”
Paul Deakin of Private Expeditions, the high altitude trekking specialists organising the climb commented “Kilimanjaro is a fantastic challenge. Although it requires no technical climbing it does need bucket loads of determination. Climbers joining this challenge will not just be tested themselves but will see first hand how Our Wounded Soldiers overcome even the most horrific injuries.” Follow the link for PrivateExpeditions.co/Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity
The Walking with the Wounded challenge to climb Kilimanjaro will be a 9 day trip departing on 26th September with 7 days of climbing. They will climb via the Machame route, which offers excellent acclimatisation and as a result has the highest success rate.
For full details of the challenge visit Walking with the Wounded 2013 Kilimanjaro challenge.
Paul is founder and Jt Managing Director of Private Expeditions, the high altitude trekking experts who specialise in taking clients safely to the world’s iconic trekking destinations: Kilimanjaro, Everest base camp and Machu Picchu.