Chris Moyles’ commitment to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief caught my attention. The idea, inspired by Take That’s Gary Barlow, sees Chris join a host of celebrities, including Ronan Keating, Cheryl Cole and 2007 Strictly Come Dancing champion Alesha Dixon, attempt to climb Africa’s highest mountain over seven days. Whilst not the most likely candidate to undertake a feat of fitness, my belief is that Chris is very likely to be successful.
Altitude sickness will be his biggest challenge, but records show that it is the super fit that experience this symptom, rather than the less fit. Walking slowly is recommended as the best course of avoidance when walking at altitude.
BT, supporters of Comic Relief since 1985, is sponsoring the expedition and BT employees are actively engaged in the fundraising. However, it isn’t just the sponsors or Comic Relief that will benefit – hopefully inspiring others to get active will be the over-riding success. Good luck to Chris and the team.
By Alison Moor on February 26th, 2009
Tags: Charity, Cheryl Cole, Radio, Sponsorship