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
As we find out more about their climb we’ll be giving you insights and information. And, if you feel inspired by their efforts, and want to give yourself the best chance of making the summit then take a look at our two Kilimanjaro treks: https://www.mountainkingdoms.com/destinations/kilimanjaro/holidays/all
Due to demand we are adding new departures of two of our most popular group holidays in Uzbekistan and Norway.
Last year Sue Lawty successfully led our Wild Zanskar trek in this remote and fabled region of the Indian Himalaya. Accomplished artist, as well as experienced trek leader and adventurer, Sue will be presenting tales and images from her experiences in Zanskar at the Destinations Travel Show in London at the end of the month.
Our 2019 brochure is available now. It contains an incredible 150 holidays across 49 countries. We have introduced 31 new small group holidays and seven new destinations: Costa Rica, Reunion Island, Croatia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria and Zimbabwe.