Chefs with Altitude: Top chefs and restaurateurs reach Kilimanjaro summit

By Emma Eversham

- Last updated on GMT

Paolo de Tarso, Ashley Palmer-Watts, John Freeman and Paul Foster reach the top of Kilimanjaro
Paolo de Tarso, Ashley Palmer-Watts, John Freeman and Paul Foster reach the top of Kilimanjaro
Chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts, Paul Foster and John Freeman and Bar Boulud maitre d' Paolo de Tarso have reached the summit of Kilimanjaro six days after starting their climb.

The four climbers reached the Uhuru peak, Africa's highest point at 5,895 metres above sea level, earlier this morning after a gruelling few days which as seen them battle altitude sickness and the physical challenge of the climb to help raise £50k for charity Farm Africa. 

Following a short rest, the team will start their descent, which is expected to take a day to complete. 

Palmer-Watts came up with the idea to climb Kilimanjaro after visiting Africa with Farm Africa last year as a way to raise more cash for its fishing projects. 

Before the climb, the team visited projects in Kisumu to see what progress had been made over the last year. 

To read all about their trip, visit Farm Africa's Chef Altitude blog​, or to make a donation, click here​.

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