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Craig Smith is planning an extreme adventure with a very worthy cause in mind. In October 2021 he will be taking on the mighty peak of Kilimanjaro - a dormant volcano in Tanzania which also happens to be the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. The aim of the challenge is to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, who provide mental and physical support for the UK’s brave fire and rescue services.

Craig has already done some incredible fundraising for this charity – in 2019 he successfully completed the notoriously difficult Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £2,000. This involved climbing Snowdon in Wales (1085m), Scafell Pike in England (978m) and Ben Nevis in Scotland (1345m), all in just 24 hours! Each mountain takes on average 5 hours to climb, with the rest of the time spent travelling between them.

The combined ascent of Craig’s Three Peaks Challenge was around 3000m. Now he’s setting his sights much higher - 5895m to be precise! Trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro takes a grueling 9 days which will push Craig to his limits of fitness and endurance. When he’s not hiking and battling altitude sickness he will be camping out under canvas

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Organising such a once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes a lot of time, effort and money, but Craig has pledged that every single penny raised during the fundraising will go directly to The Fire Fighters Charity.

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