23 October 2016Last updated

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Gulf for Good’s Kilimanjaro trek back

The UAE-based nonprofit organisation Gulf for Good’s most popular hiking challenge to Kilimanjaro is back for 2016

17 Apr 2016 | 04:53 pm

The ‘Trek to the Roof of Africa’ will take the challengers through a rigorous trek to the top of the highest freestanding mountain of the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a currently inactive strato-volcano in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. At 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) above sea level, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and has become a major destination for mountaineers and trekkers from around the world.

The real prize of course is that the trek will raise funds to help the Larchfield Charity build a children’s home that will serve as a happy, safe and secure environment for Tanzanian children who have no home.

This purpose built children’s home, will initially accommodate 50 children, but is phased to accommodate eventually up to 300. The trekkers will have the opportunity to visit the home and meet the kids.

Gulf for Good will provide free fitness training and support for the participants in the trek over the next three months.

They will also receive a comprehensive challenge pack with guidance on training, kit and sponsorship, and attend briefings to address concerns and questions before the trip.

Details of all the challenges can be found on Telephone: +971 4 368 0222