JCB tech climbs Kilimanjaro for hospice

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- 31 Aug 2006 ( #275 ) - ROCESTER, United Kingdom
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Derek Truby
Derek Truby
An IT technician for telehandler manufacturer JCB will scale Africa's tallest mountain next month to raise more than GBP1,000 (USD1906.30) for a UK hospice.

Derek Truby, 50, was inspired to do the climb after viewing a documentary on a man climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, two years ago.

"I thought to myself 'that looks really tough, I'd love to do it'. So I arranged to do it," he said.

Truby has been training for the nine-day trek to and from the summit of Kilimanjaro, 5,895 metres above sea level, through weekend expeditions in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia.

He will start the climb on September 6 or 7, depending on weather conditions. The Nightingale Hospice in Wrexham, UK, will receive more than GBP1,000 (USD190.52) from Truby's sponsors.
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