Graham Robertson scaled the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday 4 October 2012 at 8.00 AM. He undertook the ‘Machame’ Route on Kilimanjaro over 6 days to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland in memory of his Mother, Sheila, who suffered from the disease in her final years, passing away in February 2010. Graham and his brother Mark wanted to do something for Alzheimer Scotland to show thanks for their support to Mum over her final years. The money raised is going directly to the specialist Alzheimer dementia centre set up in Chalmers Hospital, Banff to help sufferers across the local Turriff and Banff area so we’re delighted to have raised a fantastic £11,400 to date, so a big thank you to all those who have supported us.

The Machame trek itself was the toughest of the treks available on Kilimanjaro so I was delighted to have succeeded along with 13 others in the group. Graham says it’s hard to explain in words what different emotions you go through whilst on the trek but I was delighted to reach the summit and I’ve met some very special people along the way. The whole group were a great support to each other which is essential in such extreme conditions. We set off at 12 midnight on the summit trek after a short 3-hour break at our Barafu Camp so we managed to see sunrise at Stella point (5,739 metres) before proceeding to Uhuru Peak at 5,986 metres.

Graham is a member of the REHIS Council and the Council’s adviser on occupational health and safety issues.

Anyone still wishing to support Graham can do so by sponsoring him in person or donating on-line at the just giving site: