The intrepid team from UK Window Systems, which includes Richard Barlow, Gary Beech and Darren Larkin, flew out to Tanzania on 25 October to start their charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Aiming to raise £30,000 for The Lullaby Trust (previously known as the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death), the team are carrying a REHAU window all the way to the top.
They have been in training for the epic challenge for more than six months and have been hiking between 15 and 20 miles every week carrying the window in a back pack. Although they have made numerous ascents of Snowdon, the weather on the Welsh peak is unlikely to have prepared them for the weather on Mount Kilimanjaro which is currently 30ºC at the base and, taking into account wind chill, -20º at the summit.
The industry has already supported the challenge with many donations online and at the FIT show and, in addition to REHAU, the UK Window Systems team has also been sponsored by Kestrel, Mila, J Tools, Haffner, Murat and Team 4.
The team is now appealing for the final donations which will help them reach their target via: www.justgiving.com/Richard-Barlow2
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