Introducing the Twin Peak Challengers

Success in the eye for those who step forth and try

Kicking off the new year, we’re very happy with the first challengers for the TPC 2010, each one raising funds for the people of Esilalei. Read below on the people making up the team, and then, maybe, join the challenge yourself!

Stewart

Stuart - Drip irrigation project in Pangani, TanzaniaBorn and breed in Gods country of Maryport, West-Cumbria, 39 years young and had a life that can best be described as colourful. Currently working as a electrician which is a bit of a career change as I’ve spent most time working in builders merchants.

Have done most blokes thing in life, nearly married twice, have a 7yr old daughter, Charlotte. Played rugby league for 15yrs, 3 as a professional, have the injuries to prove it could tell you all about it but list would be to much time, worked on pubs and clubs doors for 10 yrs in workington, packed all that in about a year before first came to Tanzania in  06 with Greenforce, when first meet Chris.

Went back out again to help Chris in 08 and have spent alot of 09 setting up Asante Sana foundation and hopefully we will be assisting chris and the African roots foundation on many projects in Tanzania.

I am looking forward to the climb and getting back to Tanzania and to meet my fellow climbers.

Brad Jones

BradBorn in Middlesbrough UK. Recent University Graduate studying Criminology. Looking to challenge myself, gain some independence and live a little before settling into a full time job, wife and kids. I would much rather live my own adventures than sit indoors and experience fictional ones through video games or films. I love sports with football being top of the list.

I may not be as well travelled or have as much experience as some of you other guys, but at 22 that can soon be changed. I am not fully sure where I am heading in life but am ambitious and very determined so I look forward to seeing what the future throws at me!

I look forward to meeting you all

Brad

Clare

ClareI  am currently living in Balham, London and working at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in the education department. I first visited Tanzania in 2008 (on my gap year after finishing university) as a volunteer on Greenforce’s project, spending a lot of time in Esilalei. I’ve wanted to go back ever since.

I’ve always said I’d like to try to climb Kilimanjaro and figured if I don’t take the chance now then I might never do it! I’m 23, studied English Literature at university and am a big football fan.

I am really scared but also excited about the trip!

Clare

Chris

Born in Jersey, Channel Islands. Surrounded by merging oceans, grew up with nature and adventure in his blood, a member of the Young Ornithologist club at the age of 10years old, and with that continued into his teens exploring and experience what the great outdoors had to offer. World traveler, involved in many areas of tourism for the last 15 years. Experienced bush walker, guided several disabled groups up Mt. Kilimanjaro one being a world record taking an epic 21 day climb through arrow glacier. Dive master, having the pleasure to guide fellow divers through the crystal blue waters of Thailand and Honduras also involved in the removal of alien star fish and sea urchins to re-establishment of macro systus seaweed forests in Tasmania, Australia. Several back to back snow boarding season working as a snow board instructor opening up the powder slopes for those who wanted to free ride!!, loves wide open spaces, extreme mountainous areas and wild windswept coastlines where he feels most at home…

Arrived in Tanzania back in 2000, he now takes a great pleasure in showing everyone what he has discovered with the custom made adventure safaris that Bush2Beach Safaris design and arrange.

Ingrid

Ingrid first came to East Africa as a volunteer back in 2000 when she was involved in a community development program setting up a drip irrigation program for the local community. It was there she fell in love with the people and the land and moved to Tanzania where she set down her roots and joined the B2B team in 2006.

From there on Ingrid has streamlined all aspects of operations to be the well tuned professional company that has risen through the ranks as one of the leading adventure specialist in Tanzania to date.

Like her partner Chris, if she’s not in the office creating utimate adventures she’ll be in the bush living them…

Paul (Kilimanjaro mountain guide)

Originally from Sumbawanga, which is tucked away at the bottom of Lake Tanganyika the longest lake in the world. His family still work the land with the cattle farm, and once a year Paul makes the 3 day journey to catch up with friends and family. Paul moved to Moshi 11 yrs ago where he first completed his professional level of mountain guiding, he then set foot on Kili as a porter for 2 years of mountain experience and has now been guiding for 8 years, with a healthy record of 100!! + successful summit attempts. On the mountain he is a gentle giant, with a huge a personality and grin to go with it, his ability to bring around negative thinking into positive action is a special gift that Paul certainly has and his B2B kili crew are always there to back him up..what better combination can there be to make up a winning Kili Team…

If he is not climbing the mountain he loves either watching football or playing it. He now lives in Arusha with his wife and young son.

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