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Mark’s Kilimanjaro Climb for Beatson Cancer Charity

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Mark Brooks, our director here at Abercorn Heating (known online as Wholesale Heaters), is currently preparing for an amazing journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Mark will be trekking to the top of Africa’s highest mountain in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity, a fantastic cause that relies on public donations to continue supporting cancer patients and their families through difficult times.


We would like to invite all of our readers to visit Mark’s JustGiving page and consider making a small donation to help him reach his goal. It only takes a minute or less to make your donation safely and securely, and JustGiving will forward the payment directly to the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Every year, thousands of visitors make the incredible journey to the peak of Kilimanjaro, which sits 4,900 metres above the base and nearly 6,000 metres above sea level. Mark will be taking the Lemonsho route, which covers approximately 42 miles in total. It’s definitely not the easiest hiking route on the mountain, but it offers some of the most spectacular views. The recommended time to complete the journey is at least seven or eight days.

Mark will be setting out on his journey on September 6th 2017. Until then, however, he is in the process of training for the trek. There are many health risks associated with climbing Kilimanjaro for people who aren’t physically prepared, and it’s only recommended for people with some experience and training in order to minimise these risks. For this reason, Mark is going to great lengths to get prepared.


He’ll be taking this to the next level from April 1st with a trek across the Thorung La pass in Nepal. Mark will be following the highest possible route, the Annapurna circuit, which has an altitude of 5,416 metres. This should really help in preparation for the high altitude of Kilimanjaro and reduce the side effects, which is one of the main obstacles that inexperienced climbers have to contend with.


Please join us in wishing Mark the best of luck with his training and his Kilimanjaro climb this September, and if you can afford to donate a small amount to his JustGiving page then please do so. You can find out more about the Beatson Cancer Charity and the amazing work they do here.


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