Day 5: Kilimanjaro Climbers Raise One Million Pounds!5th March 2009
Our intrepid celebrity Kilimanjaro climbers have shed blood, sweat and tears as they’ve been making their way up the mountain – but it’s paid off today as their fundraising total reached a whopping one million pounds! Donations are still pouring in and the support has so far has been phenomenal.
The news came as the team reached camp after another freezing cold trek on their fifth gruelling day of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Cheryl had been unwell in the night and was given an anti sickness jab, but bravely tackled the days climb at a slow steady pace along with Fearne who had suffered badly with altitude sickness the previous day.
Later Chris was once again required to overcome his cruel fear of heights when the team completed a 250ft rock climb up a face of the mountain known as Barranco Wall. Calling into Radio 1 from the mountain, the DJ said ‘I still think not many people know how tough this is. It’s way, way, way harder than I thought it would be. We had to climb this part mountain today literally on our hands and knees and I’m scared of heights. Luckily It was so cloudy that I couldn’t see how high we were!’
After lunch at the top of the rock face, the heavens opened and the team received their first shower for nearly a week. It was one way to get a hair-wash which they could probably have done without!
With the hardest part of the climb yet to come, please show the team your support and help them smash their fundraising target by sponsoring them here!