Let’s Go Out Sponsors Hike for The Fire Fighters Charity

Published on: 25/05/20


Let’s Go Out is all about answering the call of adventure, finding fun and fearless ways to spend time with friends and family and keep life exciting. Well, one of our friends is taking that idea to the next level – literally!

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.

  • We are also hosting an event on Sunday the 20th of September to help Craig hit his target to raise £5,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, find out more - Click Here

  • If you’d like to help Craig hit his target to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity you can donate through his JustGiving page here: Craig Smith JustGiving Page


Kilimanjaro

The charity is an important one to fundraise for as they receive no public funding, but do incredible work helping injured fire fighters through rehabilitation and counselling. They also support the families of injured and fallen fire fighters, all through donations from the public.

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 record for the quickest time was set way back in 1971 and remains unbroken by: Joss Naylor who completed all three peaks in just 11 hours 54 minutes. (He must have been half-man half-mountain goat!)


craig smith

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. October is a good time of year to attempt the climb as it gives the best chance of dry weather – but the temperature will drop by about 1°C for every 200m he climbs!

We’re in awe of Craig’s determination and that’s why we’re not only donating money to help him hit his £5,000 target, we’re also one of his sponsors. You’ll be able to spot our logo on his jacket and t-shirts during the 9-day trek.


craig smith hiking

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.

  • We are also hosting an event on Sunday the 20th of September to help Craig hit his target to raise £5,000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, find out more - Click Here
  • If you’d like to help Craig hit his target to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity you can donate through his JustGiving page here: Craig Smith JustGiving Page

Good Luck Craig from all of the team at Let's Go Out


Speak soon

The Let's Go Out Team

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