Kit Bennett, 21, will be climbing the 5,800m Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Dig Deep Africa, a charity which helps bring clean water and renewable energy to communities in East Africa
A BUDDING young mountaineer from South Cerney is set to be trekking up one of the world’s highest peaks to help bring clean water to communities in Africa.
Kit Bennett, 21, will be climbing the 5,800m Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Dig Deep Africa, a charity which helps bring clean water and renewable energy to communities in East Africa.
He will be leaving on Thursday August 23 with a team of 18 other climbers, and is hoping to have reached the summit of Africa’s highest peak on Tuesday August 28.
Kit said he was looking forward to the 11-day expedition.
“The main worry of climbing a mountain around 5,800m high is getting altitude sickness,” he said.
“As well as dealing with the extreme heat at the bottom and coldness at the top – and the nasty local insects in between.”
Although Kit is funding a large amount of the trip himself, he is also planning a number of fundraising events to reach his sponsorship target of £2,500, including a charity pub quiz at the Old George pub in South Cerney this evening at 7pm.
For more information on Kit’s trip, or to sponsor him, visit his website at www.kitbennett.wix.com/kilimanjaro For more information on Dig Deep Africa visit digdeep.org.uk/