Doncaster MP Rosie goes to great heights for charity

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

It’s a long way from the House of Commons - but Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton has hit the heights of success by reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The sporty Member of Parliament swapped constituents for climbing and debates for daredevil exploits in Africa to raise money for Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.

She reached the summit at 6.30am UK time on Monday.
The 5,895m high peak in Tanzania is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and attracts thousands of charity climbers each year.

Although it is easier to climb than many of the world’s famed peaks, experienced hikers have fallen victim to altitude sickness on the trek, which usually takes six to seven days.