Posted on July 14th, 2011
From the 12th July ten men and women with MS will be undertaking a seven day climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along with four Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients and 15 other climbing companions including MS and PD experts and other specialists, they will attempt to scale the 5894 metre high mountain by the 19th July.
The climb which is entitled “Leap of Faith Adventure” has been organised by Lori Schneider, the first person in the world with MS to reach the summit of Mount Everest, as well as to complete the “Seven Summits” and who also makes up one of the climbing party. Technical support comes from “Empowerment through adventure” and you can follow the progress of the climb on their website http://empowermentthroughadventure.com
On the 12th July the team were interviewed by a local film crew, and they will be interviewed again on the 19th when they hope to complete the decent of the mountain. On the website you can expect to find these interviews, as well as daily interviews with the team charting their progress and discussing their experiences. You can also read about the individuals taking part as well as watch footage from the climb each day.