Adventurers climb Kilimanjaro, raise 000 for local neuroscience

Share Adjust Comment Print About 4 a.m. in the frigid coal-black of a volcanic mountain on the other side of the world, Richard Vennettilli considered giving up. Sore, frozen and exhausted, he pulled out a picture and studied it under his miner’s headlamp: the little girl was waiting for a kidney transplant back home. The group of adventurers from Windsor was raising funds for healthcare and awareness for organ donation. Plus, he wanted to inspire his children. So Vennettilli stored the photo and his fears — and kept concentrating on the footsteps of the person ahead of him, going up, up, up. All as temperatures dropped to between -10 and -15 C. “It was honestly the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he said. “The evening of climbing to the summit, we started at 11:30 at night, after we…


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