- kilimanjaro – celebs
can helicopters fly that high?
Yes – far higher. They’ve landed one on the summit of Everest – though that’s not a normal heli. Not sure if a standard one would make it, but I don’t suppose you need something particularly special.
What vertical cliff bit, spooky? I was watching as they talked about it, but they seemed not to have filmed that bit.Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
What vertical cliff bit, spooky?
The Baranco Wall, 300m vertical climb. Guide told them to put their poles away as they need their hands, at the top it was misty and Moyles complained there was no view.
Music sort of eerie, 4 chords (?) each higher than before, then repeating.Posted 9 years agotailsMember
Not slating them, just the TV production who insist in calling what was really only a grade 1 scramble (anything more and they’d have been roping that lot) a vertical cliff.
fair enough it just appears that a bunch of celebs are using their fame to raise ££££ for some others good, but thats still not good enough for STW members.Posted 9 years agoken_shieldsMember
I’m not a big fan of moyles but haven’t they raised £1.4 million. 😯
They’re a load of cosseted celebs so all way out of their comfort zones. I’m sure all the rufty tufty types on here would have done it on their own in a couple of days whilst carrying all their own gear and a downhill bike so they style it up on the way down
Good on the celebs I say.Posted 9 years agoRepacKMember
Its not a particularly hard route (thats why it was chosen) but fair play to them for doing it. Its not easy, in fact even a short period at anything over 15000ft can become uncomfortable…however the big fuss about them being “heroes” is a load of tosh – Lcp Johnson Beharry hes a real hero.
There isnt anyone on this forum who couldnt get their arse up Kili with a bit of application.Posted 9 years agokevonakonaMember
Good effort by them. Hyped the danger as it’s for TV. Probably is the hardest thing they will ever do.
Wonder how much they’d raise in a sponsored “i’m not doing that again”.
Respect to the poor porter that had to carry the portaloos and they should have made Moyles carry his own radio kit.Posted 9 years agofauxbyfourMember
Well done to all of them for raising the money but it is not really a difficult feat.
I first did it when I was 12 and up the Great Western Breach Ice Fall walking in from Kenya. Done it 3 times since only once on the tourist route which took 3 days up and down carrying all our own gear, and I am not a ‘Mountaineer’!Posted 9 years agowillardMember
Fearne Cotton went? My least-like Radio 1 DJ… It’s a close thing between her and Moyles, so a lot of good could have been done by leaving them both at the summit.
I briefly saw the start where they said the “marathon runner Ronan” was “struggling” in the high altitude test chamber, whereas fat-**** Moyles seemed to be ok.Posted 9 years agoSoupMember
Fair play to them I say. They’ve raised more money than anyone on here.
Yes they’re celebs, yes they get pampered, yes they moaned, yes it’s all edited and made to look harder than it is, but at the end of the day it’s tv, they’ve raised loads of cash and they’ve been to the top of Kilimanjaro and the majority of us on here haven’t, so hats off to them all.
Cue STWer ‘I’ve actually done it twice and it only took me 2 days and all I had was a Mars bar and my camelbak, etc etc etc.’Posted 9 years agoLacticMember
I’m disappointed in the lack of STW curmudgeon-yness. I don’t understand the logic of watching vapid “celebrities” doing something fun for charidee whilst entreating lowly mortals back home to part with their money. I bet most of us would love an opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro, hardly picking unpleasant tasks for themselves are they? Next year it’s going to be a lying on the beach in Hawaii marathon with Dale Winton.Posted 9 years ago
I would sponsor Moyles to do a real job for a week, or just to shut up for that matter, but not to go on a walking holiday.gonefishinMember
“I bet most of us would love an opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro, hardly picking unpleasant tasks for themselves are they?”
Kilimanjaro is over 5500m above sea level. Have you ever been at this sort of altitute? The highest I’ve ever been is 1000m lower than this and that was incredibly hard work and certainly nothing like lying on a beach in Hawaii.
I think I read that one of them was helicoptered off but this was due to altitude sicknessPosted 9 years agoLacticMember
No gonefishin, I haven’t been to that sort of altitude, that’s rather my point. I don’t underestimate the challenges of altitude but a trip climbing Kili would still be a dream holiday for many of us outdoorsy types, as would Hawaii for those less energetic. Individual altitude tolerance by the way is pretty hard to predict and poorly related to cardiovascular fitness.Posted 9 years agoMrSalmonMember
I didn’t watch it but I’m with Repack I think. I haven’t done it but I’ve no doubt it ain’t easy, so hats off to them for getting up and down. But I think these things are cheapened by efforts to make it sound harder than it is. It’s not a climb, it’s a walk. There aren’t any technical climbing bits on it. All credit to them for what they’ve done, but I’m not inclined to extend that credit to things they haven’t done, like climbing 300m vertical faces.Posted 9 years ago
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