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2016 Walking With The Wounded Kilimanjaro Challenge by Burnham Arlidge 29th April 2016 Walking with the Wounded's 2016 Kilimanjaro climb with Kandoo

2016 Walking With The Wounded Kilimanjaro Challenge

Join our Walking With The Wounded Kilimanjaro charity challenge with former Royal Marine Danny Bottomley, who lost his left foot to an IED in Afghanistan.

This unique challenge will start in Tanzania on 9 October 2016 with 7 days of climbing for the cost of £1899 (excluding flights). We are looking to recruit a team of 15 who will climb via the Machame route which offers excellent acclimatisation and as a result has the highest success rate.

To register your interest or for more information, please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1283 499 980.

About Danny

Dan Botttomley joined the Royal Marines in 2006, aged 18, and was deployed to Afghanistan in March 2007. In January 2008 his unit was deployed to Norway for artic and mountain training with Yankee Coy, before returning to Afghanistan in September 2008. On the 4th December 2008, aged 21, Dan stood on an IED that took off his left foot and caused loss of fingertips and damage to his hearing. Not to be deterred by his injury Dan first begun a period of rehabilitation at Headley Court and later with his unit, before leaving the marines and throwing himself into his passion for the outdoors. Since then he has qualified as a Mountain Leader, Canoe & Kayak Coach and Trail Cycle Leader. Today he works as an outdoor education instructor delivering taster sessions, running personal development courses, teaching navigation and mountain skills, and conducting rock-climbing programmes. Dan has climbed extensively in the UK and France, self-guiding trips to the summit of Mont Blanc and Ben Nevis in winter. He has also completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, The New York Marathon and triathlons in Tatton Park and Clitheroe. Before joining the WWTW Kilimanjaro Challenge in October 2016, Dan aims to complete the Ironman UK in July 2006. Dan is happily married to Jenny and has two dogs, Khade and Milo.

danny bottomley

About Walking with the Wounded

WWTW 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. WWTW are well known for their extreme expeditions (entirely funded by corporate sponsors) such as the trek to South Pole which was joined by their expedition patron Prince Harry and which raise funds and awareness for the charity’s programmes.

Challenge Date

Monday, 9th October 2016 (arrival, trek starts on the 10th)

Route

7-day Machame (+2 hotel nights pre and post). Click here to read about the route and watch a short video.

Cost

£1899 pp.

Included in this price 

  • Airport transfers return
  • Hotel nights pre and post the trek on a B&B basis
  • Transfers to and from the mountain
  • National park entry, camping, climbing and rescue fees
  • A fully supported climb (average ratio of support staff to climber is 4:1)
  • All meals and drinking water on the mountain
  • A private portable toilet for the group
  • High quality mess and sleeping tents with a comfortable foam mattress
  • Twice daily health checks
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit
  • Official summit certificate

Not included in the cost

  • Airfares Visas Crew tips - these work out to approx. $250 pp. We will provide each trekker with a tipping guidance sheet once we have final numbers
  • Personal equipment and medications
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified

Fundraising target

No minimum, but WWTW recommend aiming for £1000.

Enquire

To register your interest or for more information, please email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)1283 499 980.

This entry was written by Burnham Arlidge , posted in Kilimanjaro


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