|JOHN READY TO TO PROVE HE'S AT HIS
10:30 - 24 February 2005
|An 'adventure junkie' from Polesworth
is nearing his greatest challenge yet as he prepares to climb
the highest peak in Africa - Mount
42-year-old John Price, will swap his desk
job for trekking gear when he flies from Birmingham to
Tanzania on February 16 to raise money for the Leukaemia
John, a co-director and founder of
Polesworth based import company Bearings International
Limited, will begin his seven-day ascent attempt on February
18, starting in Moshi, Tanzania and taking the lesser used,
more remote, Western Beach route.
The ascent should
culminate on the morning of February 24 when he will stand at
the top of Africa.
John has been training since
October, regularly walking as far as Bedworth and back and
feels he is prepared for the challenge ahead.
of the approaching 19,340ft climb: "I am as ready as I'll ever
John would like to thank all the local residents
and motorists who have voiced and 'beeped' their support when
they have seen him out walking with his rucksack.
has so far donated £1,300 to Leukaemia Research including a
cheque for £1,000 from Polesworth Garage Ltd, his main
However, John expects the final total to reach
between £1,600 and £1,700 once all the pledges have come
John said he will be putting a copy of the Herald
in his rucksack so he won't forget his roots when he reaches