Would you like to take on the personal challenge of climbing the world’s tallest free-standing mountain?

Henry Macphillamy conquered Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 in honour of his first Guide Dog, ‘Billy’, a chocolate Labrador, who sadly passed away earlier the same year.

Henry had his second dog, ‘Quade’, at the time of the climb but said he was motivated by Billy’s memory and wanting to ensure other people with low or no vision had the opportunities he was afforded because of his
Guide Dog.

“These dogs empower you to be your best self,” he explained.

“I thought something positive should come out of Billy’s passing and so I jumped on board the Mount Kilimanjaro climb.”

Henry personally raised more than $30,000, and together
the group raised more than $100,000 to help establish a breeding program in NSW.

Registrations are now open for the Mount Kilimanjaro climb in 2020, in support of Guide Dogs Queensland.

Are you up for the challenge? Visit guidedogsqld.com.au or call 1800 810 122 to find out more.

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