Neil will be keeping us updated with his journey via our blog (first post below). So come back regularly to see how he gets on.
Neil will be raising money for Capita's nominted charity MacMillan Cancer support - go to http://www.justgiving.com/2009kilimanjaro to sponsor him.
Some interesting facts about Kilimanjaro
- The highest point on Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak, on the volcano Kibo 5,895 metres (19,341 ft).
- The summit was first reached by the Marangu army scout Yohanas Kinyala Lauwo, German Hans Meyer and Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller, on October 6, 1889.
- Due to Kilimanjaro's equatorial location and high elevation, almost every climate type on earth is represented, including a year-round snow-topped summit.
- The summit of Kilimanjaro is covered by a GSM mobile phone network, and was previously the highest point in the world with mobile phone service.