Team Fraktul conquer Mount Kilimanjaro

summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

It was great to welcome Andrew back to the office last week after his trip to Africa – but it is even better that Andrew and his younger brother Callum both successfully completed their Kilimanjaro challenge.

After a 4-day trek through rainforests to desolate alpine deserts, whilst battling the effects of high altitude, they both made it to the summit, Uhuru Peak which stands at 5,895 metres above sea level – making it the world’s highest free-standing mountain. 

Andrew set out to complete this challenge in memory of his childhood best friend Sean Wallace who sadly took his own life in 2012.

In doing so they have raised over £2,500 for the Scottish Association for Mental Health, and Fraktul were more than happy to get behind and support this fantastic cause.

SAMH Cheque Handover

Andrew commented, “It was by far the most physically and mentally demanding challenge I have ever completed. But, with the amount of support and donations behind me, failure was never an option” 

Stephen Gorton said, “Delighted that Andrew and his brother both successfully completed their challenge. They have raised an impressive amount of money which will go a very long way.

The importance of mental wellbeing and raising awareness that it’s ‘okay to not be okay’ has become increasingly prominent over the last few months so it is a very worthwhile cause that we were more than happy to support.”

Andrew said, “I am over the moon with the amount of money that has been raised through generous donations, my original fundraising target was only £500!

I would like to thank Stephen and Sean for their kind donation – it was very much appreciated.”

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