Nick and Gavin Scott climb Kilimanjaro in memory of mum

Nick and Gavin Scott


Property brothers Nick and Gavin Scott have taken on their most meaningful project yet — with not a building lease or investment yield in sight.

The duo have climbed Kilimanjaro, raising more than £8,000 for cancer research in memory of their mother, Sandra, who died from the disease 12 years ago.

Thirty-three-year-old Nick (pictured, left), of commercial agency Ian Scott International, says the climb is something he has wanted to do for many years.

He tells People: “With our mum dying from cancer and so many other people we know affected by it, cancer research is always a good cause. You need that inspiration.

“It was pretty tough — the hardest thing I’ve ever done. It’s like an optical illusion. The mountain is nothing like it looks in the pictures.”

The climb took them seven days. Gavin, 30, who lives in Costa Rica, adds: “Doing it with my brother and for such a good cause meant that there was nothing ever in our sight other than the top of the mountain. The reason we were doing it really lifted our spirits when the were down.”

For Nick, training included climbing the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Snowdon in the UK and Ben Nevis in Scotland, whereas Gavin says he spent time trekking through the Central American rainforests.

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