Ex-pat Trish makes it to the top of Africa

Trish Gilluley reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Trish Gilluley reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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An adventurous former Motherwell woman has completed her trek to the highest point in Africa in aid of a Kenyan orphanage.

The Motherwell Times met up with ex-pat Trish Gilluley back in December as she trained to reach the top of Kilimanjaro by climbing the stairs at Burnside Tower.

Trish, who moved to Australia 30 years ago, was back home due to the ill-health and subsequent death of her mother Elizabeth, but far from proving a distraction it just gave her more motivation to complete the challenge in her mum’s memory.

 

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