Wednesday, 25 February 2009

The Adventure Company: Comic Relief Update!

As many of you know, we excitedly posted news a few months back, after we heard that a gaggle of the UK's finest celebrities would be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief this year. If you didn't read it before, you can find out more by reading our past entry, "Follow in the footsteps of the Comic Relief celebs.


Since then, training has begun and the various celebrities included have dealt with it in very different ways. Chris Moyles has publicly battled in his attempts to shift the pounds, bring in the muscle and thwart his daily take-away dinners. Gary Barlow, finally showing SOME sign of aging, has had his back go into spasm, throwing the whole trip into chaos.

All climbers plan to leave on this Friday (27th March) with their efforts to be shown on Red Nose Day- Friday 13th March- make sure you tune in.

For all the Take That fans out there, here is an interview Barlow gave about the trip:

And just because we don't like to leave our male viewers in the dark, here is a lovely Q&A with Cheryl Cole and Kimberly Walsh:

Book a Kili Trip!
We recommend you head over and sponser the team but why not use this as a chance to really tick off a "must-do" for '09?.


As a goodwill gesture, The Adventure Company have decided to donate £10 to the Comic Relief team and their causes, for every booking made on a Kilimanjaro trip, if booked before the 15th March. To ensure your donation is made, you must also quote "Red nose" at the point of booking.


The donation is available on the following four climbing trips to Kilimanjaro:

Peaks of Tanzania Tour
A great trek for beginner climbers, as the itinerary includes an initial climb to Mount Meru, which helps climbers acclimatise and increases the chance of success of making it to the top of Kili.

Marangu Route:
Commonly thought to be the least strenuous route, it is also the only one offering the relative comfort of huts at night, so if you don’t like the idea of crawling into a tent at the end of a hard day’s hiking, this is a good option.

Rongai Route:
This route offers a different perspective of the mountain as it approaches from the north. Although you can expect a large number of climbers on Kili at any time, Rongai tends to be less frequented as numbers are more strictly regulated on this route and it can only be used for the ascent; you will descend via one of the other routes.

Machame Route:
Arguably the most challenging option, but considered to be the most scenic. The day-walks are longer and steeper than on the other routes, but your extra efforts are rewarded with breathtaking views while traversing the Western Breach.

The Adventure Company are keen to donate to the team, because their good cause touches an area of tourism we are keen to support. We offer many trips to Tanzania , and the Comic Relief celebs are climbing to help raise money to help fight malaria in the country.

If you've got any other madcap ideas on how you are planning to raise money for the big day, or if you have plans to climb, or have climbed Kili, get in touch- we'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading,
The Adventure Company

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