Harpenden man hits the heights with charity climb

PUBLISHED: 12:47 19 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

MOUNTAIN man Andy Mills-Baker completed the biggest challenge of his life recently when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Andy, who is 60 next month, said the five-day trek to the top was the most gruelling and demanding physical challenge he has ever underta

Andy Mills-Baker on the climb

MOUNTAIN man Andy Mills-Baker completed the biggest challenge of his life recently when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Andy, who is 60 next month, said the five-day trek to the top was the most gruelling and demanding physical challenge he has ever undertaken.

Andy, of The Warren, Harpenden, said: "I wouldn't have made it without the massive help of all my sponsors. I couldn't bear to let them down. In my darkest moments that was all that spurred me on."

He has raised almost £12,500 towards cancer and diabetes research and paid particular thanks to the support of Mike Pattison and his firm International Labmate whose t-shirt he wore at the summit.

Andy is married to Myra and they have two daughters Miranda and Annabel, who also helped with the fundraising.

Andy, Chairman of OA Sport at Woollams in St Albans, was a member of a 14-strong team organised by the New Victoria Medical Foundation who raised more than £100,000 between them for medical research and support.

An operations manager with a firm of lawyers in London, Andy grew up in Brampton Road, St Albans, and went to St Albans School.

Donations can still be made on http://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Mills-Baker49/

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