Ain’t no mountain high enough to stop charity climber

PUBLISHED: 19:01 08 August 2016 | UPDATED: 19:20 08 August 2016

Nick Parrott, 29, climbing Kilimanjaro

Nick Parrott, 29, climbing Kilimanjaro


City worker Nick Parrott has swapped skyscrapers for mountains – Africa’s tallest, to be exact.

Nick Parrott, 29, climbing KilimanjaroNick Parrott, 29, climbing Kilimanjaro

Nick, 29, took on an adventure of a life-time by climbing the Kilimanjaro and raising more than £2,800 for Beckton charity, Richard House Children’s Hospice.

At first Nick was planning to attempt the trek with a group of friends, but when no one else signed up, he decided to do it on his own but after arriving ended up in a group of 29, who took seven days to get to the top.

He said: “I will say that doing something like this, as challenging as it was, is literally the trip of a lifetime.

“Raising money for such a worthwhile cause and achieving what I set out to do just made everything that much better.

“I would recommend anybody to take on a similar challenge and I am already planning my next one.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder