Phil Butterworth To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

May 26, 2017

Phil Butterworth is getting set to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain, located in Tanzania, in order to raise awareness of mental health in Bermuda.

A spokesperson said, “However, this will not be the first-time Phil takes on this challenge. Phil climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time in February 2013. The journey up and back down the mountain, along a route known as the Rongai route, took eight days with camping along the way.

“At that time, Phil, never having been to Africa or even climbed a mountain before, embarked on the journey of a lifetime to seek adventure. He decided to do this after going through a very low point in his life and suffering from depression.”

Mt Kilimanjaro Bermuda May 2017

Mr. Butterworth said, “I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro from a different, longer route in hopes to raise funds for the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation through friends, family and the community. I hope to raise awareness for mental health in Bermuda and how it can affect anyone, from anywhere, at any time.

“While it still remains a taboo issue around the world, my goal is that any funds raised will go towards supporting increased awareness and support of mental health. This time I’ll be taking a better camera and making sure I get that summit picture.”

“The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation has expressed a great deal of gratitude for the donations that have been made to help to raise awareness for mental health in Bermuda. They look forward to much more support in the future and support from the community of Phil’s mission.

“To help support Phil and the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation, you can donate here and using the hashtag #BMHFMTKilimanjaro you can keep track of Phil has he embarks on his climb for a cause.”

To learn more about the Bermuda Mental Health Foundation, visit the website.

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  1. Mountains of the moon, the source of the Nile.
    The beginning of civilization.

  2. puzzled says:

    Best of luck Phil.

  3. Empress Warrior says:

    I am personally wishing YOU all the best and a safe return back home. Your journey and obstacles along the way, I can say will be part of the suffering of many of Bermudians with Mental Health WHOM struggle daily.
    I commend you for your courage, and may more of us come together to help our little island get on track with Mental Health, and break those chains of stigma that surround Mental Health and those whom are vulnerable and may their families get the support they need to cope with their vulnerable loved one.
    We need a total overhaul within our Mental Health Care System, speaking from experience over twenty four years, and finally last year I received help and was diagnosed with Anxiety, Depression and PTSD, I’m am in the UK with best team of doctors I have ever met. I’m finally getting help and on correct medications now to help me. I no longer drink alcohol or smoke marijuana, I can only pray that one day Bermuda would catch up in this area of Health Care and help us whom suffer daily.