4K2Kilimanjaro is a challenge to be undertaken by Michelle and Peter Mallon, starting off at the footsteps of Charis cancer care centre on a 4 kilometre circular walk last November, concluding with the assent of Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa this September with lots of walks and preparation in-between.
Peter having been diagnosed and successfully treated for Prostate Cancer in 2010, knows the importance of early detection and treatment. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Often men have no signs or symptoms and little awareness of the disease that kills 10,000 men in the UK every year. This challenge will be used to highlight the disease and encourage men to seek early check up's and detection.
Michelle and Peter Mallon plan to walk to the peak of the highest mountain in Africa and the world's highest free-standing mountain, standing at 19,340ft above sea level Kilimanjaro is more than four times higher than Ben Nevis the highest mountain in the British Isles.
Kilimanjaro lies 205 miles South of the equator and stands on Tanzania's northern border with Kenya. The structure is composed of 3 volcanoes: Kibo (19,340 feet), Mawenzi (16,896 feet), and Shira (13,000 feet). Kilimanjaro supports 5 major eco-zones: rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.