A group of students from University of Hertfordshire stuck by their word and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on September 2011. The mountain in Tanzania is the highest in Africa at 5,895 metres above sea level.
Mountain Muscle Warriors; that’s what the team of 11 called themselves. Climbing Kilimanjaro was simply an idea of one of the members in late 2010. After that the group of flatmates and course mates decided to take the step further by using the grand idea as an opportunity to support Muscle Help Foundation. The charity delivers amazing experiences in the UK for children and young people suffering from the muscle wasting disease Muscular Dystrophy.
One of the Mountain Muscle Warrior Mukti Limbu explain’s that a lot of devotion, commitment and time was injected into the fundraising campaign. The Muscle Warriors hosted an auction, took part in over three races and in many community events. Overall the group of 11 managed to successfully raise over £10,000 GBP for Muscle Help Foundation.
It’s been over three month’s since Mukti climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and he only has one message for everyone ”If you want to do something, start it today”. The challenging climb was certainly not easy for the group but the thought of who they were doing this for was what kept them going to the very top. Mukti share’s a quote from a team member to sum up the experience “I have always been a dropout, going to university was one of the proudest thing I had done. But now, I have dropped out from university as well. So, at least this time I want to finish what I started.” Mukti’s friend may have been the last one to reach the top but he surely did not give up.
”Keep moving forward” – Mukti Limbu