Student raises hundreds by climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro

ELY student Nathalie Moore raised more than �600 for charity by walking to the top of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The 22-year-old spent five days ascending to the summit of the 6,000 metre-high mountain, battling altitude sickness and icy temperatures that regularly plummeted to -8 degrees.

Part of an 18-strong group, Nathalie managed to raise �600 for the Brain Tumour Charity, a cause close to her heart following the death of her godmother from a tumour.

The former Ely College student raised all the funds for flights and equipment by taking on extra work at a care home and admits that she is ready and raring to take on new challenges now that she has completed her first.

She said: “I achieved the dream of a lifetime by climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, it was a challenging and insightful climb and I suffered with a bit of altitude sickness.

“The last part of the journey took place in the middle of the night, and was an eight-hour gruelling climb in temperatures of -8 degrees and depleted oxygen levels.

“I am so glad that I managed it however, and I’m looking forward to taking on new challenges in the future.”