Climbing for the kids

LAST UPDATED: 6 Sep, 2013 @ 09:07
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Climbing for the kids

GIBRALTARIAN Genny Proetta has climbed three mountains to raise awareness for malnourished children.

Over two weeks the mother-of-three successfully scaled La Concha (1,200m), in Marbella, Pico del Veleta (3,400m), in Granada, and Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m), in Tanzania.

After her friends launched the 3 Million Club project – a humanitarian experiment to bring an end to malnutrition by 2020 – Genny decided to get a team together to climb the highest mountain in Africa.

The project spurred Genny to practice her walking skills on a few ‘hills’ closer to home before trekking to Tanzania.

Once in Africa, the team took seven-days, on average of six hours per day, to hike up the mountain via the Machame route.

Once at the peak, the group only had fifteen minutes to celebrate and take pictures, before altitude sickness set in.

Six hours after a gruelling descent and the team were back, exhausted but exhilarated.

For more information visit www.3millionclub.com

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