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Partners in climb! Jersey trio smash "brutal" Kilimanjaro trek for charity

Partners in climb! Jersey trio smash

Sunday 12 February 2023

Partners in climb! Jersey trio smash "brutal" Kilimanjaro trek for charity

Sunday 12 February 2023

A Jersey carer and his wife have smashed their second extreme mountain climb in just four months - a "brutal" 12-hour trek to the top of Kilimanjaro with a friend in aid of a local disability charity.

Back in November, Mo and Irena Jevtic climbed to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and managed to raise £1,700 for Acorn.

The fundraiser was inspired by Mo's weekly volunteering at Acorn, where the supports Jake, a young man with a disability, in the plant nursery.

After the first successful endeavour, Nightingales care agency manager Mo says he and Irena were "bitten by the climbing bug", and couldn't resist having another go to raise even more funds, which will go towards equipment for the plant nursery.


Pictured: Mo Jetvic and Acorn client Jake, who inspired the first challenge.

After intense training, including hiking and exercising in Strive's high-altitude chamber, the pair set off on their new mission at the beginning of this month with a £1,000 fundraising target - this time accompanied by their friend, New Era vet Maja Platisa.

Today, Acorn reported that the "intrepid" trio had successfully scaled the world's highest free-standing mountain.

Mo said it was a "brutal 12-hour climb to the top of Africa at 5,895m", adding: "Our lionesses Maja and Irena were amazing and we were the first in a group of experienced 44 mountaineers to summit."

At the time of writing, the team are little more than £200 off their fundraising target.

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