Sheffield student aims high to conquer Kilimanjaro

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A Sheffield student is taking her love of walking to the extreme when she climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Tabitha Howe, aged 20, from Ecclesfield, will climb Africa’s highest peak in August to raise funds for development charity, Practical Action.

Tabitha Howe is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Tabitha Howe is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The student, who loves walking and the outdoors, chose to support the charity after witnessing poverty during a trip to South Africa last year.

She said she selected this charity because it uses technology to find solutions for impoverished communities.

“This is something I am very passionate about after spending three months in South Africa last year, where I visited townships and witnessed people living in terrible conditions,” she said.

“I also helped at a school, teaching children basic English and Maths. I grew close to the children and believe every child has the right to an education, something that Practical Action helps with.”

Tabitha, who studies Zoology at the University of Liverpool, said: “This trek will be the most challenging thing I have ever done and will be physically and mentally exhausting.”

She is well on the way to her target of £2,250.

To sponsor Tabitha visit