Follow in the Footsteps of the Comic Relief Kilimanjaro Climbers

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With thousands of adventure holiday enthusiasts keen to follow the Comic Relief Celebrities to the top of Kilimanjaro, award winning trekking holiday provider Mountain Kingdoms (http://www.mountainkingdoms.com/) is proud to unveil its 'Summits of Kilimanjaro and Meru' trekking holiday, newly launched for 2009.

Nine celebrities, ranging from Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole to breakfast radio presenter Chris Moyles, have dominated headlines for the last fortnight as they completed a Kilimanjaro summit trek for Comic Relief. For members of the public looking to follow in their footsteps, a newly launched Kilimanjaro trek from award winning adventure holiday provider Mountain Kingdoms is just the opportunity they have been looking for.

Newly launched this year, the 'Summits of Kilimanjaro and Meru' trekking holiday from Mountain Kingdoms offers the chance reach the summit of Africa's highest peak. After an acclimatisation trek up nearby Mount Meru (4,562m), Mountain Kingdoms guides lead their clients up the Lemosho route favoured by the Comic Relief team on a six day trek to the top of Kilimanjaro (5,892m), culminating in an unforgettable sunrise from the summit out over the Tanzanian plains.

Steve Berry, Managing Director of Mountain Kingdoms, said: "We're delighted by the attention that is being drawn to one of the most exciting trekking routes in the world. Our trip follows the same route that Cheryl Cole, Gary Barlow and the others took to the summit of the mountain. Kilimanjaro is the world's highest trekking peak, and is a superb objective for keen walkers of all ages and abilities.

"Many people considering going on a Kilimanjaro trekking holiday are worried about altitude sickness, but our acclimatisation program, including a preparatory trek up nearby Mount Meru, is truly second to none. We give everyone on our Kilimanjaro trek plenty of time to adapt to the altitude, and we are justly proud of our excellent success record for getting our clients to the top of challenging summits."

The next "Summits of Kilimanjaro and Meru" trek from Mountain Kingdoms departs on the 7th of August 2009.

About Mountain Kingdoms
Jude Limburn Turner is the Marketing Manager for Mountain Kingdoms (http://www.mountainkingdoms.com/), an adventure tour company who offer treks and tours worldwide. Founded by Steve Berry in 1987, the company began by specialising in trekking holidays to the Himalayas, including treks to Everest and Bhutan. It now offers a wide range of treks and cultural tours to destinations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Central and South East Asia, including a Kilimanjaro trek (http://www.mountainkingdoms.com/itinerary_info.ihtml?schedid=1034), and focuses on providing a high quality of service, in country expertise and responsible tourism on all of its trips.

For more information, please contact:

Jude Limburn Turner

Mountain Kingdoms Ltd
Old Crown House
18 Market Street
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
GL12 7AE
Tel: (44) 1453 844400

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