In February 2016 five injured Royal Marines and five female Police Officers from South Wales joined 65DN for their new exciting challenge ‘Conquering Kili’
‘Team Kili’ climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain, to raise funds for The Royal Marines Charity. At 5,985m high it is also the highest mountain on the African continent.
Changing the perception of physical and mental disability through the ‘Spirit of Adventure’ 65DN hope to inspire and motivate others to overcome, achieve and succeed.
‘Conquering Kili’ was undertaken to promote disability awareness and recognise the impact of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
PTSD can affect anyone who is exposed to an extraordinary life-threatening situation which is perceived with intense fear, horror and helplessness. It is a normal reaction to extreme trauma and it is vital to de-stigmatise the condition in order for sufferers to seek early diagnosis and treatment.
This incredible and emotional journey, filmed by Marco Barcella, captures the special bond and immense support that the team gave each other throughout the challenge; every single member of the team learnt something about themselves, what it means to live with PTSD and the impact this ‘invisible disability’ has on the individual and their family.
65DN would like to thank all our Sponsors and Patrons for their continued help and support.
Special thanks to Rolfe Oostra: Mountaineer & Co-Founder of 360 Expeditions. and the entire team at 360 Expeditions for their expertise and attention to detail for a successful and unforgettable experience.