Fullcircle Facilities Management’s Managing Director Marc Eckley was interviewed alongside our resident ex-Paralympian John Harris yesterday, as part of their Kilimanjaro campaign for the Fullcircle Foundation. After a pre-climb interview at the Children’s Hospital of Wales, where the children were painting our Kilimanjaro flag, ITV got in touch about a follow up story.
The children’s flag, which has now been returned to the hospital for safe keeping, was successfully raised at the peak of the mountain; Uhuru. Despite multiple hurdles and an emotional climb to the top, five members of the Fullcircle team successfully scaled the mountain. Marc, Ellie, Mairead, Emma and Elizabeth all held the flag atop the peak. As John mentions in the interview, he chose to turn around after reaching Gilman’s Point as he didn’t want the porters to struggle with pushing John up the most dangerous part of the mountain. John’s partner Deb chose to turn around with him and DJ Lee Jukes was dramatically stretchered down to base camp after falling seriously ill with altitude sickness.