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14:35  01 march  2019
14:35  01 march  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

Here's How The Celebs Climbing Kilimanjaro For Comic Relief Are Getting On So Far

Here's How The Celebs Climbing Kilimanjaro For Comic Relief Are Getting On So Far It’s been 10 years since an army of celebrities including Cheryl, Fearne Cotton and Chris Moyles climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief and to mark the occasion, a new batch of A-listers are currently ascending the mountain. Now four days in, they’ve almost reached the halfway point and it’s fair to say the gang are definitely discovering how tough the climb is set to be. Basically, they’re all suffering from a lot of altitude sickness. Anita Rani

Search. Share with: Comic Relief climbers conquer Mount Kilimanjaro . Display date. 7 March 2009. All nine incredible Kilimanjaro climbers proved today that there ain’t no mountain high enough as they all reached the summit , one by one, in the early hours of this morning!

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Comic Relief Mount Kilimanjaro climbers reach summit © Chris Jackson/Getty/for Comic Relief The Comic Relief climbers (Chris Jackson/Getty/for Comic Relief)

Celebrities have reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief.

Charity bosses had been unable to get through to the celebrity climbers, including TV presenter Dan Walker, Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, to check on their progress.

But they have now managed to confirm the stars have braved the tough terrain and high altitudes to conquer Africa’s highest mountain.

Comic Relief tweeted: “Drum roll please… Dan Walker, Osi Umenyiora, Shirley Ballas, Anita Rani, Ed Balls, Dani Dyer, Alexander Armstrong and Little Mix’s Jade and Leigh-Anne have done it!”

Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top?

Mount Kilimanjaro climb for Comic Relief – Have they reached the top? Dan Walker, Shirley Ballas and Ed Balls are among the celebrities making the 19,000ft ascent for charity.

Comic Relief Kilimanjaro Climb . Kilimanjaro Climbs is an online resource providing advice and information for anyone looking to climb Kilimanjaro . Other possible Kilimanjaro approaches, such as the combination of Kilimanjaro ’s Umbwe Route with Mount Meru, the fourth highest peak in Africa

There are several routes by which to reach Kibo, or Uhuru Peak, the highest summit of Mount Kilimanjaro , namely, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame.

“They’ve reached the top of  Kilimanjaro. Legend status achieved. Please donate.”

The 5,895m (19,340ft) ascent is being documented for a special programme to air on BBC One.

Their climb comes after Labour MP David Lammy accused Strictly Come Dancing star Stacey Dooley of perpetuating “tired and unhelpful stereotypes” after she travelled to Uganda for a documentary ahead of Red Nose Day.

The politician said “the world does not need any more white saviours” after Dooley posted a snap from the trip with a child on Instagram.

Comic Relief Mount Kilimanjaro climbers reach summit © Getty (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Comic Relief)

Dooley hit back, saying: “Is the issue with me being white? (Genuine question) … because if that’s the case, you could always go over there and try raise awareness? Comic relief have raised over one billion pounds since they started. I saw projects that were saving lives with the money. Kids lives.”

Kilimanjaro: The Return is taking place 10 years after the original climb led by Take That star Gary Barlow, which raised £1.5 million for Comic Relief.

Comic Relief donations plummet by £8m.
Red Nose Day appeal also suffers declining ratings in the wake of ‘white saviour’ row

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