11th January 2011
Climbing feat to support African gorillas
Stanley Johnson (1959, English) will be celebrating both his 70th birthday and his election to the Chairmanship of The Gorilla Organization by climbing Mt Kilimanjaro this February.
The mountain is almost 20,000 feet (or 6000 metres) high and has defeated many climbers. However, Mr Johnson is determined to make it to the top. He is undertaking the climb to raise money for The Gorilla Organization, a small charity which has been working for over 20 years in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to try to save the remaining gorilla populations. GO also hopes to expand its work to other parts of Africa where gorillas are under threat.
We wish Mr Johnson the best of luck in his climb!