A team of ambitious fundraisers from the Responsible Gambling Trust have climbed their way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The trekkers scaled the formidable mountain and 29 of the 30 participants reached the summit on Friday 12 February, raising funds to help minimise gambling-related harm in the UK.
Climbers made their ascent to the Uhuru peak of Kilimanjaro which, at 5,895 metres, is recognised as being at an “extreme altitude” and climbers are advised to spend time at altitude before getting to the summit. The dedicated climbers rose at midnight on the day they attempted to the summit and made a 1000 metre ascent.
Fundraisers from William Hill, Coral, Genting UK, Praesepe, SG Gaming and Inspired Gaming were all represented on the challenge, and the Responsible Gambling Trust is already underway with organising the next challenge; a trek to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu set high in the Andes mountains in Peru.