Climbing Kilimanjaro – fundraising Posted October 4, 2009 by Adrian Nance


Climbing Kilimanjaro is not for sissies!  And so it is a huge thrill to report that David Wilson made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro fund raising for Wings Like Eagles.

Climbing Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania.  Its facts are awesome:

  • It is 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet high.
  • So it is the highest mountain in Tanzania.
  • And it is the highest mountain in Africa.

Some people say it is the highest freestanding mountain in the world.

Most people need oxygen to climb above 3000 metres.  David did it without.  He also went up the most demanding trail.

Not just climbing Kilimanjaro

Well done David, in a short break from being the Airside Manager of Gatwick Airport.  Our thanks also to BAA for sparing him. And to their charity for contributing.  We are so grateful!

See David in his day job at “Inside Gatwick” Series One Episode Five!  There he is responsible for clearing the runways and keeping one of the busiest airports in the world open.

And by doing this David showed his deep commitment to our cause.  Also he joined with other committed supporters, like:

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