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Not content with undertaking surveys during the cold weather this winter, Peter Chandler of Chartered Surveyors, Chandler Hawkins, decided to experience temperatures of minus 15 by joining his youngest daughter Emma in Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Emma had been working on a volunteer programme in Tanzania and decided to end her trip by climbing Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Battling altitude sickness and minus 15 temperatures, Peter and Emma reached the summit of Africa’s highest mountain (5,895mts) after a five-day climb.

Peter said: ‘On the last day of the climb we started at midnight.

‘We both then climbed through the snow for eight hours in darkness before watching the sun come up at Gilmans Point.

‘Then it was a final one-hour-climb to the summit.

The top was absolutely breathtaking with beautiful glaciers and a deep blue sky’.