The two-member team from the Halo Foundation has successfully climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in north east Tanzania. The mountain stands at 19,340 feet, and is fifteen times the height of Antigua’s Boggy Peak.
Brent Scotland, President of Halo Generation Y, and Lynn Sutherby, Flight Service Manager of an international airline, conquered the world’s tallest free-standing mountain in six days. (The length of time for completion is normally up to nine days). According to statistics, less than fifty percent of all climbers are victorious in reaching the summit.
President and Founder of the Halo Foundation, H.E. Lady Williams, congratulated the Team on their achievement. “I was awoken by a call from Lynn very early on Sunday morning”, she said. “They were out of touch for six days, due to no cell phone signals. So we had no idea how they were faring. The first question I asked was, ‘Is everything alright?’ I spoke briefly to Brent. He said the last eight hours of getting to the summit was really difficult. He mentioned, ‘I will have to tell you the story — if you only knew the half of it’. And then the line went silent, as the connection was extremely poor”.
Lady Williams continued, “I think it was extremely brave of them both to undertake this challenge. The peak of Kilimanjaro is above the clouds, and the lack of air pressure at that height can be quite dangerous. So it does require some guts and stamina.”
“We need to publicly thank Mr. and Mrs. Letby of Caribbean Alliance, PIC Insurance, Wings Inc. and Henderson (2004) Ltd. The Halo Foundation is always very humbled and grateful whenever we receive corporate or individual support, as this allows us in turn to help so many in need”.
Photo caption: Brent Scotland and Lynn Sutherby at Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro