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Mike scales the heights for charity
11:40pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
AN adventurous Droitwich man has conquered Africa’s highest mountain to raise £4,500 for charity.
Mike Russell, of Dovecote Road, took on the gruelling challenge climbing the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.
He scaled the Tanzanian mountain in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, completing his feat with a final nine-hour summit push through 65mph winds and minus 20C temperatures.
Mr Russell, who works at Bromsgrove’s Waste Management Solutions, said: “I want to say a big thank you to all those who have offered support, as well as donating to my chosen charity.
"You will be pleased to know that I finally reached the top after a gruelling nine-hour summit climb. I am totally exhausted, but elated.”
Anyone who would like to add to Mr Russell’s fund-raising total can visit justgiving.com/mike-russellwms.