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Robinson Conquers Kilimanjaro

Sydney Roosters Head Coach Trent Robinson has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro after an intense and demanding climb to raise awareness and funds for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Along with 19 other climbers, including Mark Hughes himself and former Roosters fullback Michael Gordon, the trek occurred over nine days through trying conditions and high altitude. 

The final stretch of the climb was said to be the toughest day of the trek.

The team woke for their midnight start to the bellowing of thunder through the mountain and a snow storm.

Fortunately the storm passed before the group started the climb, trudging through inches of snow and blustery conditions.

On the summit they encountered blizzard like conditions with snow and ice belting and blanketing the trekkers.

Situated in Tanzania at 19 340 feet, (5895m), Mt Kilimanjaro, - is Africa's highest mountain and the highest "free standing” mountain in the world. 

A massive congratulations to everybody that conquered the climb and made it to the highest point of Kilimanjaro.

Robinson has raised over $64,000 for the Mark Hughes Foundation and there's STILL TIME TO DONATE.

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.