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Climbers conquer Mount Kilimanjaro for Steve Prescott Foundation
10:59pm Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
A DOZEN adventurers have scaled Mount Kilimanjaro for the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF).
The squad – a mixture of teachers, IT workers, lawyers and engineers – reached the summit of the Tanzania peak today, inside five days.
The team has been inspired the seven year battle of cancer patient Steve Prescott, 39.
The ex-Saints player's charitable foundation confiirmed the team's success on Sunday.
It tweeted: "Rugby league community be proud! A team of 12 RL fans have took on Kilimanjaro and kicked its ar@se!"
The climbers included Ade Cunliffe, 39, originally from Hawes Avenue, Carr Mill, and the SPF chairman, Mike Denning, 43.
In preparation, the squad had been doing sessions at Saints’ Cowley training complex, where an oxygen chamber recreated the conditions of exercising at altitude.
They feared that not all of them would make it - but information relayed to the charity suggests they were successful.
Among the crew are Bleak Hill Primary School head teacher Ian Wellens, 47, his deputy Karen Davison, 43, and teaching assistant Ruth Larsen, 47.
Alison Corkill, 46, deputy head teacher of Rainford C of E, is another teacher taking part.
Ash Sandford, 33, an aircraft engineer from Haydock, and Eccleston’s Sarah Williams, 33, director of legal services at Accord, complete the St Helens contingent.
They are joined by Trevor Smith, 43, and Anthony Scully, 46, from Wigan, Paul Roberts, 36, from Runcorn, and Jimmy Rothwell, of York.
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