Matt Walmsley, whose wife suffers from PSC, set himself a challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2013 in aid of PSC Support.
At 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s tallest mountain and one of the world’s largest volcanoes. At is summit there is approximately half the oxygen found at sea level. Ambient temperature ranges from +35 Deg C at the base down to around -25 Deg C at the summit. Despite the relatively large number of people who each year attempt to climb the mountain, a significant amount do not make the summit, often due to fatigue or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) from the effects of being at altitude.
Matt told us that “The cause simply could not be any more personal to my family but it’s going to be quite a challenge for me to get fit, prepare and make it to the summit. I’m aiming to raise £4,000 for PSC Support and to promote awareness of PSC.”