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Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Very Successful Climb For Down Syndrome

The 3 young professionals who set out to climb Africa's highest mountain, in order to raise awareness on Down syndrome have successfully summitted Mt Kilimanjaro. The professionals, Umar Farouk Umar a UK based software engineer, Thierry Mbimi , Director of Financial Risk Management at KPMG Lagos and Adedotun Eyinade, a Tanzania based Global Fellow with Acumen Fund embarked on the 6-day hike on Monday 18th August and got to the top on Friday 22nd August at about 9.00am.

The charity hike called 'Climb for Down syndrome' was organized by Inspired by charity, a Lagos based social enterprise.  “This is by far the most challenging thing I have done in my 3 decades of existence”, said Eyinade Adedotun, co-founder of Inspired by Charity. 

"We braved the odds of Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), physical exhaustion and freezing sub-zero temperature of the summit night to reach Uhuru Peak, the roof of Africa." According to Thierry Mbimi, one of the hikers, getting to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro was no mean feat, and remains a testament to the team’s determination and undying courage in the quest of championing worthy cause. 
Congrats to the team on a very successful climb.

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