4 FAT CABBIES
THE MOST IMPORTANT JOURNEY OF THEIR LIFE
Losing 25 Stone and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on the 26th September 2019
Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,383 feet high, just over two thirds of the height of Mount Everest.
We begin climbing the summit at midnight. It will be pitch black and in the “death zone” which means there is only 50% of the oxygen that there is at sea level. The human body cannot survive at that height for any continued length of time.
Most climbers who fail to make the summit (even if they have properly prepared) fail because of altitude sickness.
It’s going to take us 7 days to climb. Six days going up, climbing high to acclimatise, and then descending a bit to make camp and sleep. Then one day down.
Raising £10k for The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans
The Taxi Charity For Military Veterans (formerly known as the London Taxi Benevolent Association For War Disabled) was formed in Fulham in 1948. Its aim was to help war veterans, in their homes and hospitals, throughout London and the home counties by providing entertainment, outings and much needed specialised equipment.
Their aim now is to work for the benefit, comfort and enjoyment of military veterans to the best of their ability.
They rely on donations from the general public and organisations, and on volunteer London licensed taxi drivers to provide their taxis and time for free
MY TAXI - OUR MAIN SPONSOR
My Taxi, the UK’s leading taxi e-hailing app, currently operates in London, Brighton, Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Derby and Leicester. With two requests every second from British passengers, My Taxi directly connects passengers and drivers with just two taps of the app. My Taxi was founded in June 2009 and has more than 10 million passengers and 100,000 drivers across Europe, it is today the leading taxi e-hailing app in Europe. Since September 2014, MyTaxi has been part of Daimler Mobility Services GmbH (part of the Daimler Group).
Special Thanks to Be Military Fit
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We are honoured and humbled to be endorsed, supported and approved by Tanzania’s Tourist Board.
We cannot wait to visit your beautiful country and meet you.
Tanzania is country so wealthy that it would practically take years to document all the resources. Not only is the country proud to bear witness to the highest and largest free standing mountain in the world but also to the rich and diverse wildlife concentrations, mineral and other resources available.
Tanzania has a population of around 47.6 million. Tanzania has a tropical climate along the coast but it gets temperate in the highlands. April through to mid-May is the green season with long rains. June to September is the cool season and November to December has short rains. The hottest season is October to March.
Tanzania contains some 20 percent of the species of Africa’s large mammal population, found across its reserves, conservation areas, marine parks, and 17 national parks, spread over an area of more than 42,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mile) and forming approximately 38 percent of the country’s territory.