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British Member of Parliament Tracey Crouch makes it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

British Member of Parliament, Tracey Crouch who is undertaking a charitable climb on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has already trekked past the Moir Camp some 4600 meters above sea level.

Apparently she made it to the top from this update of the story here

Perched within a valley and surrounded by steep slopes and Lent Hills, the Moir Camp is a scenic and quiet campsite on the Mountain Elevation. It is also cold and misty.

The hills are usually used to acclimatize especially among climbers that scale Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho Route.

But will Tracy and her team of six make it to the top of Africa’s highest summit? The peak towers at 5895 meters above sea level.

British Pop Stars, Gary Barlow, the frontman for the popular group, ‘Take That’ and Ronan Keating of the former ‘Boyzone,’ band did it successfully in 2009.

The two singers accomplished the feat in 2009, so will the former UK Sports Minister beat them at their own tune?

The British Member of Parliament together with other women is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which features Africa’s highest peak, as a charitable mission in support of cancer treatment.

 As it happens, Tracey Crouch was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 but after undergoing treatment, has been cured of the disease.

Now together with six other women, Tracy is tackling Mount Kilimanjaro, in Moshi, Tanzania, to raise funds for Breast Cancer Kent, the charity which supports her.

Tracy says she wants to not just give something back to the charity but also accomplish all the things that she had always wanted to do.

Legislator Crouch is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Chatham and Aylesford.

Tracy anticipates raising 150,000 British Pounds for Breast Cancer Kent, from their 2023 Tanzanian Mission.

She hopes that the money raised from their Kilimanjaro expedition will help Breast Cancer Kent acquire the state of the art equipment that speeds up diagnosis times through the procession of biopsies at a much faster rate.

Tracey Crouch and her team flew from Gatwick to Tanzania on Thursday July 27, 2023.

The MP Expedition started their climb on July 29, 2023 through the Lemosho Route, expecting to be back at the gates on August 5, 2023.

Her Kilimanjaro climbing mission is being handled by the Action Challenge of the United Kingdom in association with the ‘Big Expedition and Safari,’ firm of Tanzania.

Since 1999 the Action Challenge has been organizing inspirational challenge events and adventures in both the United Kingdom and Worldwide, for individuals, groups, companies and special charities.

Angel Minja is the Managing Director of Big Expedition and Safaris, which handles the Tanzania part of the mission; “Tracy Crouch’s voyage is treated as a Delux VIP trip,” she explains, adding the climbers enjoy exclusive services.

In 2009, a team of ten famous British showbiz personalities, led by Take That’s Gary Barlow, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the ‘Comic Relief,’ charity.

Others in the team were Boyzone’s Ronan Keating, Alesha Dixon, Cheryl Cole, Kimberly Walsh, Fearne Cotton, Chris Moyles, Ben Shephard and Denise Van Outen.

The Big Red Nose Climb of 2009 was viewed by more than eight million people on BBC because it took place during the time when people still watched telly. 

The charitable mission raised more than 3.5 Million Pounds.

Recently also Irish Harpist, Siobhan Brady set a Guiness World Record for playing 20 minutes at the Uhuru Summit of Kilimanjaro