Thirty-five employees of Royal Dutch Shell attempted to scale the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. The expedition was organized to raise
funds to alleviate the plight of HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Africa.
Thirty-five staff volunteered for the climb, and also self-sponsored their expedition. I was one of the volunteers, and I volunteered for the climb for three reasons
To support the noble objectives of alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS orphaned
To rediscover myself and,
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was one of my lifelong ambitions.
I trained hard for the expedition, and I was prepared for the expected and the unexpected. All through the preparation I never thought of writing a book
about the expedition, however during the climb when I saw the extent of the
challenges, and difficulties involved, the beauty of nature at different altitudes, and the bond that develops between climbers. It then occurred to me that I have to tell our story.