The sky was already dark and the rain gently falling as we stepped out of the youth hostel and looked towards the track that would lead us up the 3560 feet to the top of Snowdon - the UK's second highest mountain after Ben Nevis.
Tim takes on Kili
Fundraising in these last 18 months has been difficult. My previous fundraising has all been done in supermarkets so I need to do something new in the next 12 months to raise the vital funds - which will give me the adventure of a lifetime and hopefully raise both money and awareness for Demelza and the children and families we support.
Will I be able to climb Kilamanjaro? I honestly don't know. I will be at least two years older than when I originally said I'd do it, and have a pair of very dodgy knees. But I won't know unless I give it a try - which is what I fully intend to do.