A special team of rugby league personalities and players is to climb Africa’s highest mountain in October 2015 to raise funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF).
Adrian Morley of Salford Red Devils and Kevin Sinfield MBE of Leeds Rhinos are part of the team, which is aiming to climb the mountain in just five days, rather than the usual nine taken to reach the summit.
They will be joined by retired stars Lee Briers, Barrie McDermott and Alan Hunte. BBC Radio 5 Live’s George Riley and Sky Sports presenter Angela Powers will also be participating.
The task presents a tough challenge for the group, as only 27 percent of expeditions aiming to climb to the 1934 foot summit in five days enjoy success.
Each climber aims to raise at least £4000 for the 3 charities of the SPF, the Christie Hospital, Try Assist and the Oxford Transplant Foundation.
The event is sponsored by the Manchester based Spectrum Group, a leading supplier of support services in the industrial sector.
“I am really looking forward to this unique challenge by testing myself in a totally different way,” said Morley.
Martin Blondel, general manager of the SPF, added: “It was Steve’s wish to tackle Kilimanjaro! We are elated that we have so many personalities willing to carry Steve’s name and legacy to the summit.”