Mackrell Turner Garrett London Private Client solicitor, Natalie Payne, has successfully managed to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, during a charity trip to Tanzania.

Natalie was part of a group who took part in the trip with international charity FutureSense to help local schools in the east African nation.  Natalie raised an impressive £3,239.33 for FutureSense, which included a generous donation of £1,000 from Mackrell Turner Garrett.

During her visit she worked at a local school helping to teach English and maths to young pupils. She also assisted with the construction of a communal garden for pupils, and taught English to adults in evening classes.

However, it was her 5,895 metre climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro that would prove to be her toughest challenge of the trip.

She said: “  The final hike to the summit was by far the hardest and required a lot of mental toughness.  We started off in the middle of the night and unfortunately, altitude sickness hit a majority of our team but people pushed on.  The feeling at reaching Uhuru Peak is difficult to put into words.  The views were incredible and I am so proud to have achieved this for the charity and myself. “

Nigel Rowley, Managing Partner at Mackrell Turner Garrett, said: “The team at Mackrell Turner Garrett and I are extremely proud of Natalie’s achievements in Tanzania.

As an internationally focused firm we believe it is very important for our staff to experience other cultures and learn skills not traditionally associated with the legal profession.

I would like to personally congratulate Natalie on reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and flying the Mackrell Turner Garrett kite on the top of Africa!.”