Kili Climb

Taking on a challenge of a Life Time and making a difference in the world

On the 23rd of January 2016, Pastor Sola Irukwu and Doctor Tomi Coker, joined a team of Doctors from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists RCOG, to take on the challenge of a lifetime... climbing Kilimanjaro.

They did this to raise money and awareness for women’s health worldwide!

Braving the altitude challenges, they pushed through to the limit to tackle the world’s highest free-standing mountain, in support of RCOG’s global health work.

RCOG is an organization committed to providing solutions in women’s reproductive health, setting standards for the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK and across the world.

Going on a trek such as this, requires one not only to be physically fit, but also to be mentally capable of withstanding the arduous task of moving up in increasing altitude and walking for hours at a time.

The trekkers started at 9am each day and walked 5 to 6 hours a day, slowly and steadily climbing the mountain day after day, for 6 days until they reached the peak.
Taking that extra step to the finish line in any race is both taxing and rewarding, and the final day of trekking to the summit - which has been said to be one of the steepest and most demanding, was no different.

However with tenacity, conviction, and team camaraderie, they reached the summit of the highest mountain in Africa, and arrived to a beautiful view of the roof top of Africa, celebrating the successful trek.

After a steady decent on the 8th day, Pastor Sola, Doctor Tomi and the RCOG team arrived back at the base camp for a well deserved rest and onward journey back to London.
Bringing back with them, once in a life time memories of bravery, commitment and drive shared in solidarity with the team, as they took on the challenge of a life time and made a difference in the world.