Severn Trent Water worker Rob Salmon has returned from a successful bid to climb to the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, raising over £35,000 for charity, Water Aid.
The Kirk Deighton man battled intense cold, a six day climb and altitude sickness to get to Uhuru Peak, the top of the world’s highest freestanding mountain. The five figure sum will now transform the health and wellbeing of 1000s of children in Tanzania.
Said Rob: “Thousands climb Kilimanjaro every year for charity, but for me it was a special once in a lifetime moment. The cash raised will be spent on providing new water points and sanitation facilities for a number of villages in that part of Africa.
“It makes the sleepless nights and daily routine of chlorine tablets and blood oxygen tests all worthwhile!”