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A few days to go and getting nervous

It's only a few days now until we trek up Kilimanjaro for Footsteps International to help street kids in Kenya. All travel, accommodation and associated costs are being paid by us so all money raised goes direct to Footsteps. I’ve been asked to post a blog of our trip with pictures including some of the Footsteps projects and a few days of safari.

A little money can really change children's lives and anything you give will be very much appreciated. The links to our just giving page are below:



The packing list is almost complete, with my local pharmacist benefiting enormously from the recent trade. I've got so many pills and potions that I'm worried there won't be any room for anything else in my bag. I probably won't use most of it but it's best to be safe I suppose. I just feel sorry for the porters who have got to take it all up to the top of Kilimanjaro and down again, they will certainly earn their money.

So who's in our team? Well there's six of us in all. Martin Print who founded the Footsteps International Charity and got me into this in the first place. The three Bentley Boys (my two sons Jon and James and myself) and two we are yet to meet (Don and Philip).

We will be climbing the Machame Route (starting Saturday 4th October) camping along the way, and if all goes to plan we will reach the summit on Wednesday 8th and back to our hotel in Moshi in Tanzania on the following day. After that we will all be visiting some of the Footsteps Projects in Naivasha Kenya and the Bentley Boys are finishing off with a safari.

I will post as often as possible although it is unlikely that I will be able to do much on the mountain.

Posted by DJBen 07:55 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged mountains trek mountain africa safari tanzania kenya kilimanjaro footsteps

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