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Engineering team scale Mount Kilimanjaro for Hope for Children

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October 25, 2019 at 07:30

Last month, we announced that the Jet2.com and Jet2holidays engineering team were tackling Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of our charity partner Hope for Children. We’re delighted to announce that our climbers did it and have so far raised over £1,800!

Engineers Andrew Jameson and Matthew Dingwall, along with Mechanics, Kurt Wheat and Ian Bowes scaled the highest mountain in Africa, which stands at an impressive 19,340 ft, to support the cause.

Matthew Dingwall said: “Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the hardest thing any of us have attempted before and tested us in ways we weren’t expecting, from being terribly poorly to struggling to sleep with heart palpitations due to altitude. It felt a little surreal when we got to the top as we were all very tired, but I think the realisation started to set in on our achievement on the way down and certainly the next day when driving past the foot of the mountain.

“The hardest part of the climb was the summit night as we had to set off at midnight and walked all night to reach the top in the morning, often walking with sheer drops on either side of us.

“Hope for Children is a very worthy cause and in doing the challenge, we wanted to try and raise money for the charity. Up to now we have raised over £1,800 with money still being collected.”

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our engineers on their amazing achievement. Well done all!

There is still time to support the team, please visit: https://jet2.everydayhero.com/uk/kilimanjaro-climb