Running club members defeat Mt Kilimanjaro

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 March 2015

The Honiton Running Club team with Phyllis Guy (Colorado, USA), one of the greater team, at the end of their mountainous trek.

The Honiton Running Club team with Phyllis Guy (Colorado, USA), one of the greater team, at the end of their mountainous trek.

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The four-person team, consisting of Paul Lowman, Wendy Williams, Kevin Hawker and Alison Guest, reached the top of the 19,341ft-high Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa.

A group of regulars from Honiton Running Club upped their game to tackle the highest free-standing mountain on the earth last month.

The four-person team, consisting of Paul Lowman, Wendy Williams, Kevin Hawker and Alison Guest, reached the top of the 19,341ft-high Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa.

The mission was fronted by Paul, who wanted to do something big after he had to cancel a trip to the Everest base camp.

The 61-year-old, who lives in Honiton, said: “It was wonderful - a life changing experience.

“It was a long walk up to the top - just over seven hours -and took about three hours getting down.

“It was certainly an experience to remember.”

The team had to tackle all sorts of different terrain during the eight-day trek, from hard scrubby deserts and open moorland and rainforest.

But Paul, who is an experienced climber and scrabbler, said he had no regrets - and is already thinking about what his next journey will be.


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