Steven - and his kilt - make it all the way to the top!

Steven at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro
Steven at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

A Leven man has succeeded in climbing the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, proudly scaling the peak in his kilt!

Steven Watt has just returned from the mammoth challenge at Mount Kilimanjaro after taking on the task with six other Team Vimto team members.

As well as raising money for the drinks manufacturer’s chosen charity, Warrington Youth Club, Steven has been fundraising for MacMillan Cancer Support. Keen to raise over £1000, he has already smashed that target, with donations currently sitting at just over £1500.

He said: “Overall the experience was very hard - the combination of extremes of temperature, indifferent food, dodgy sanitary conditions, physical, altitude - all compounded things.

“However it was unforgettable experience and so a trip of a lifetime and I am sure that in a few months and once the dust has settled, I will forget about the negative points and say I even enjoyed putting my body thought it!”