To celebrate and share in Liz O’Callaghan’s recent experience of climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,898 metres or 19,340 feet) “the highest free standing mountain in the world” the club is hosting a charity fundraiser for Children in Hospital Ireland.
Children in Hospital Ireland is a national non-profit organisation committed to promoting and ensuring the welfare of all children in hospital and their families. For over 45 years the organisation has been directly working with sick children to bring them fun and support. CHI uses its expertise to deliver unique daily and weekly play sessions that support child patients, parents and staff in 13 hospital wards and playrooms nationwide. (http://www.childreninhospital.ie/)
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers.
The evening will feature a talk by Liz who will outline her personal experience of hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, accompanied with breath taking photos by Cork’s fitness and hiking enthusiast, passionate about optimum health and wellbeing, Liz.
A chance to win a Meal for Two, Spots, Prizes…
Following the talk refreshments/food will be available at the bar on the night.
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Venue: Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, Blarney.
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Tickets: available on the door €10 per person.
This talk will be of particular interest to all those involved or interested in hiking, mountain climbing, hillwalking, mountaineering as well as those who have an interest in outdoor activities.