Solicitor prepares for African adventure

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INTREPID solicitor Graeme Quar is facing his toughest challenge yet.

The business solicitor will take time away from his firm to climb Mount Stanley from the border of Uganda and Congo – the third highest peak in Africa.

Last year, Graeme and 15 other fundraisers travelled to Ethiopia to trek up the Simien Mountains, spending more than 10 hours a day raising more than £30,000 for charity.

His latest trek will start on August 19.

Graeme will spend 10 days hiking through the Rwenzori Mountains for Send A Cow, which works to reduce poverty across the continent by providing livestock and training.

‘It will be the first time I have head to use crampons and ice picks, as we didn’t need them last time,’ said Graeme, who founded Graeme Quar & Co in Fareham 20 years ago.

‘I’m not doing any particular training for that part, but as part of the preparation I have completed the 100-mile South Downs Way during my training walks.’