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Morgy’s Climbing Kilimanjaro for Parkinson’s

Morgan Brennan leads a double life, Lawyer by day, and a typical risk taker and adventurer when on holidays.

Morgan says “Despite having no gear and no idea, I’ve decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over the New Year’s break. I figured it’s a good opportunity to try and do a good deed for once, and raise some money for a worthwhile cause!”

In the past, Morgan has taken on adventures through Patagonia and the Andes, and also plans to visit Kenya and Egypt over the new year’s break.

You may be asking what has inspired Morgan to take on this challenge, well it’s his Grandad, Merv, who has had Parkinson’s for over twenty years. Morgan says he’s seen the effects that it can have on individuals and their families. And he would like to give back to Parkinson’s QLD, who have provided support to his Grandad and many others like his who are living with Parkinson’s.

Morgan plans to do the climb from about the 29th Dec to 5th Jan, so once he’s back in wifi range he’ll keep us up to date on his climb, so check back here for updates. In the meantime you can donate here.

Morgan has started off with a strong effort, already raising $1550. Thanks for your support Morgan and good luck!

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Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,877 metres (16,001 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination.

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Morgan made it!

Our most recent update is Morgan made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro at sunrise on 3 January. We would like to congratulate him on his bravery for undertaking such an awesome adventure and thank him for supporting people with Parkinson’s.

Morgan says “It was surprisingly really hard, but totally worth it”. See Morgan pictured in the middle below at the top of Kilimanjaro.

There are only four days left to help Morgan reach his $3000 goal!

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