LINZI Prescott says that her late husband Steve would have been proud of her ahead of her trip to climb Kilimanjaro.

The mum-of-two is joining 42 others to climb the mountain’s peak, which is higher than 19,000-feet, in six days and also attempt to get in the Guinness Record books by playing the highest game of football in aid of The Steve Prescott Foundation

Speaking on Tuesday, the day before taking off to Africa, Linzi said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to it, I’m a bit apprehensive but not as much as I was with Everest.

“I think Steve would have been proud of me and also found it funny as well because I wasn’t a very active person when he was here the most I did was a 10k, but he has inspired me like so many others.

“I have been training hard with Mark Hunt to build up my core strength after a few injuries and worked with others taking part as well - we already feel like we know each other and some of us haven’t even met yet.

“It’s important to communicate and work together as we will need it, my experience from Everest made me realise that and I have a better idea this time as to what to expect.”

The team will start their journey to the summit on Friday which will take them six days.