Father and 10-year-old son face Mount Kilimanjaro together

Father and 10-year-old son face Mount Kilimanjaro together

Sello Hatang and his son Tshego will be bonding in an unconventional way this week. Instead of going fishing, the father and son will be conquering Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Sello and Tshego and their team are expected to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro on Women's Day, 9 August.

The two are part of a team of 10 climbers taking on the world-famous mountain.

Sello is an old hand at climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, he has done it twice before, but it will be the first time his son takes on the mountain with him. Tshego would originally have waited until he is 18 before joining his father but he heard about an 8-year old who managed to climb the mountain and insisted doing it now.

The expedition took off on Sunday.

The expedition is part of an initiative by the Nelson Mandela Foundation that raises money to keep girls in school by donating sanitary towels to them.

Sello's first climb was in 2012 - the year the expeditions started - and did his second time in 2015, as part of the Tutu Fellowship.

He is planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro every year until 2020. By then he would have aided in helping 2 million young girls.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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