Chris Short climbs Kilimanjaro

19th September 2012

Kagool supporting MS Cymru

Kagool’s Executive Chairman Chris will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this October, raising money for our chosen charity partner the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

When asked why mount Kilimanjaro? “Well it’s there and must be on a lot of people’s bucket list. I’ve been keen on a high altitude trek for some time as a follow on from my national trail walks and 24/48 hour challenge walks.  Mount Kilimanjaro is not a “technical” climb (no harnesses or ropes) but it is arduous and there are hypothermia and altitude sickness related deaths every year. Most attempting it don’t make it to the top. It’s going to be great and it’s going to be tough.”

The climb has been paid for in full by Chris personally so 100% of donations will go to Multiple Sclerosis. Show your support for Chris and MS Cymru by making a donation.

Iestyn Evans, MS Society Fundraising Manager commented. “The Multiple Sclerosis Society is delighted to have Chris’ support once again, for this incredible personal challenge. Chris and his company, Kagool have already raised thousands of pounds to offer hope and help to everyone affected by MS, as well as raising awareness of the charity and condition amongst his client base. Chris is a real inspiration and we wish him sincere ‘thanks’ and the best of luck. Chris and his group are financing the trip themselves, so every penny donated will increase the investment into world leading MS research, information, education and support for people affected by MS.”

The trek will start on Saturday 13th October and will summit around 6:00am on the 19th. We would all like to wish Chris the very best of luck with his final stages of training and preparation. Chris hopes to be able to tweet a picture or two, or just whinge about headaches and sickness so be sure to follow him on twitter @ChrisJShort and support MS Cymru.