The Mountain Within: BBC coverage

Climb to ‘the roof’ of Africa

A British team of non-disabled and disabled climbers has become what is believed to be the first multi-ability group to reach the summit of Africa’s highest peak: Mount Kilimanjaro.

Altitude sickness and exhaustion prevented only a few of them from reaching the summit, which is 19340ft (5895m) above sea level.

The trek organisers – the charity Enham – hope the trip will encourage other people with disabilities to realise their full potential.

Bryan Magee, who is non-disabled, and his brother Jamie, who has left paralysis, both took part.

Bryan recorded an audio diary of his experiences. Here is his story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7558288.stm

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