Climbing Kilimanjaro by Stewart Hye

My name is Stewart Hyde, I am currently undertaking my eighth month as a placement student here at eRecruit Solutions. My time as a Business Development Consultant has seen me engage and develop relationships with a plethora of organisations, many of which have now dramatically reduced their recruitment spend by up to 80%. This has been a highly rewarding experience for myself because, as I build up a greater understanding with my clients, I have the ability to help them source the highest calibre of candidates to fill their vacancies with.

When I’m not in work, I enjoy watching as much Football and Rugby as I possibly can, I also enjoy the social scenes that Bristol has to offer! However, this has been put to one side in recent weeks as I am currently training to tackle Kilimanjaro in February, from which I have received tremendous backing from all the team at eRecruit Solutions.

I am walking (hopefully) to the top of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain with my Dad and a family friend. Having previously completed a ski season and trekked across Zambia / Botswana, I decided my next challenge would be to synthesise my two previous conquests (Mountains and Trekking). The summit is 19,340 feet above sea level and is likely to be very cold when we commence. Our final ascent is at around midnight in the light of a full moon, so we can witness the incredible morning sunrise from the summit. I have been training hard for several months, walking six miles a day and spending most evenings after work slugging it out in the gym, on top of this I recently completed the Brecon Beacons in Wales as a “warm-up”.

I decided that I should raise money whilst carrying out this climb and St Catherine’s hospice in Crawley, West Sussex (my home town) was a natural choice for me as I have witnessed first-hand the fantastic work they do there caring for people with cancer.

Keep watching for photos of the trek!