RAG reaches new heights

mount kilimanjaro

Students will be putting on their walking boots and attempting to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro this summer.

This year, RAG is hoping to send over 80 students to Tanzania to climb the world’s highest free-standing mountain in order to raise funds for children living in the developing world.

During the course of the six-day hike, participants will have to navigate their way through a variety of terrains from dense jungle to glaciers.

The final ascent is undertaken at night in darkness and freezing temperatures, in order to reach the 5,895m summit.

After completing the climb, students will have the opportunity to work with some of the children their money will be helping to support, through the expedition’s chosen charity Childreach International. Childreach International works in several countries, including Tanzania, creating partnerships with local communities to improve children’s lives in three significant areas: access to education; healthcare; child rights and protection.

Students who want to sign up for the challenge can visit www.leedsrag.org.uk/challenges/kili-climb

Words: Kat Garvey

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