• 27 September 2016

The Peak of Success for Waterman’s Ajaz Chaudhri

Our National Framework Director Ajaz Chaudhri has just completed the amazing challenge of walking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, joined by 10 of his friends and family.

Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa and the world’s highest freestanding mountain at 20,000 feet. As a group, they decided to take the Lemosho route which was an eight day trek providing the maximum chance of acclimatising to high altitude and reaching the peak.

The group had been in training for over a year in preparation for their adventure with regular gym sessions and long hill walks every 3-4 weeks. Showing great dedication, they reached the summit Uhuru Peak on the morning of 16th September 2016.

Ajaz’s efforts have helped to raise over £4,000 for his chosen charities, Barnardo’s and Christie’s Cancer Hospital.

An exhausted Ajaz commented: “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and one of the most worthwhile. The team spirit and camaraderie amongst the group was amazing and there were so many highlights and fantastic sights. Really proud to have reached the top and a huge thank you to everybody who has donated.”

There is still time to sponsor Ajaz, please click here.

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