Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain, rising approximately 4,877 metres from its base to 5,895 metres (19, 340 ft) above sea level. It is also known as "Everyman's Everest" due to the fact that no technical climbing. Now climbing Kili is still no easy feat, but with training, respect for the mountain, and knowledge of altitude it is possible for many to summit this climb.
Robert Pitfield will be one of those few who have chosen to take on such a feat. However, for Robert, one of the things he is possibly looking forward to the most is doing the climb with his kids. As he puts it, "anyone who's lucky enough to have kids in their life on whatever basis knows that it is simply one of the greatest things in life to spend time with them. This trip, with my children, who I have had the wonderful pleasure and special privilege of seeing grow into magnificent people whom I happen to love dearly, will be a singular moment in my lifetime".
As for the reason that Robert has chosen to take on this climb in support of Outward Bound Canada, robert had the following to say: "life should be about paying back for all the blessings so many of us receive. Outward Bound is an exceptional organization that has for many, many decades provided experiences for those, often desperately in need, that are deeply personal, inspirational and caring. Anyone who's ever taken a canoe trip into one of our provincial parks with a bunch of fellow trippers or anyone who's done anything with Outward Bound knows how powerful such a trip, in such natural settings, with such fellowship can be and how enduring its lessons are. This trip is part of that payback."
To support Robert in his journey, please consider giving to his personal giving page here.