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Ain’t no mountain high enough
November 2, 2023
Over the last couple of weeks our chief executive, Gildas Walton, has been out of the office. Annual leave? Of sorts, but not the relaxing week-long holiday he may have needed after a busy summer period at Griffin Media. Instead, Gildas has taken on sub-zero temperatures, high altitude and exhaustion during a gruelling ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro.
“When I read that Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s highest peak, but also the world’s tallest free-standing mountain at 5,895 metres, I knew it was a challenge I wanted to take on,” says Gildas, now back on safer territory.
“For years I ran regularly to keep fit but recently my knees have been playing up so I had to ready myself for this next-level challenge in the gym, with a few longer hikes towards the end of my training regime to build up my stamina.
“To be frank, it was a brutal experience, but a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m overjoyed to have completed it with a childhood friend, raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK along the way.”
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