Return to Kilimanjaro – the Big Red Nose Climb 2019
In 2009 a group of celebrities led by Gary Barlow climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and raised an incredible £3.5 million for Comic Relief. A decade later and the big Red Nose Climb is on again.
This month see nine more celebrities take on the challenge of Africa’s highest peak. Battling the effects of altitude, freezing night time temperatures and a lack of experience, the celebs will aim to reach Kilimanjaro’s 5,895m summit in just 8 days. Among this year’s celebrity trekkers are Strictly head judge Shirley Ballas, BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, Dani Dyer star of Love Island, Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix. All of them will be stepping out of their comfort zone to raise money for Comic Relief projects in the UK and overseas.
To donate to this great cause visit https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/challenges/kilimanjaro
And, if you feel inspired by their efforts, take a look at our two Kilimanjaro treks: https://www.mountainkingdoms.com/destinations/kilimanjaro/holidays/all
You can also read our 'Tips for the Top' in which we share our expert advice on how to maximise your chances of getting to the top of Africa's highest mountain.
Michael Rutland has over 16 years’ experience leading cultural tours in Bhutan for Mountain Kingdoms. Having retired in 2018, he’s happily decided that he’s not yet ready to give up sharing the magic of Bhutan – his adopted home country - and will once again be leading a departure of our Definitive Cultural Tour of Bhutan this November.
Due to demand, we have increased the number of departures of our group holidays in Uzbekistan - Silk Road to Samarkand & Silk Road Mountains & Monuments, Uzbekistan.