Manchester based Digital marketing agent Tecmarks managing director Richard Heyes is pictured presenting S R Waite Group managing director Andy Mazey with the flag he and Rugby League legend Lee Briers celebrated with after overcoming a grueling five-day ascent of Mt Kilimanjaro and helping to set an ‘unbeatable’ world record.
Heyes swapped the safety of Tecmark’s Manchester offices for a spot on the Tanzanian mountain as part of a group including former rugby league internationals Adrian Morley and Lee Briers raising funds for the Steve Prescott Foundation, which support’s Manchester’s Christie Hospital.
Mt Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895 metres and is usually climbed over nine days.
The climbers also set a new world world record by staging the highest ever competitive rugby league fixture on their descent. The trip’s organisers believe there is no other location worldwide where the record could be broken.
Group MD Andy Mazey said: “ It was great to catch up with Richard today and hear all about the challenge. One can only imagine how tough this must have been for all concerned and it is a fantastic achievement which has raised many thousands of pounds for charity. To be associated as a sponser gives everyone at SRW a sense of enormous pride. Well done guys and thanks for the signed flag it is appreciated”