October 9, 2015 8:31 pm
Updated: October 10, 2015 1:24 pm

Kate Gajdosik part of team climbing Kilimanjaro for BCCF

WATCH: Global BC Meteorologist Kate Gajdosik is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital. Gajdosik introduces us to a group called Summits of Hope, who recruit climbers to trek around the world to raise money for BC’s sick kids.

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Talk about an exciting adventure!

Global BC meteorologist Kate Gajdosik is boarding a plane tomorrow for Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for BC Children’s Hospital.

She’s climbing with a group called “Summits of Hope,” which has been climbing mountains around the world for the last 16 years, raising more than $3 million to help children.

It’s expected to take about seven days to climb the mountain, which is Africa’s highest at 5, 895 metres.

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Summits of Hope is a non-profit organization, which organizes climbs around the world for people who then raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital.

To donate, click here

“When I finally made the decision to do this, one of my first questions was when do I need to start training? I was told it’s less about training, and more about getting used to the altitude,” said Gajdosik.

“The best medicine is moving slowly,” said Russ Barstow, president of Summits of Hope.

“Once you get up to the higher region…it’s not that you can’t breathe, it’s just your perception of exertion changes, so it’s harder to do what you want to do, and you run out of breath faster. So you have to go slowly.”

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