Kilimanjaro is the highest trekking mountain in the world with a summit of 5896m. Ascending the mountain is an extreme challenge incorporating a high element of risk. I plan to take the challenge 6 – 17 November 2010.

There are a number of reasons why I have decided to battle with my fears and fitness. Firstly and most importantly I want to raise money for the RFL Benevolent Fund.

The Benevolent Fund aims to support players whose lives are affected by serious injury sustained while playing Rugby League. Secondly, I needed a challenge which would test my mental and physical fitness. I need to over come my fear of heights and want a goal to improve my fitness.

I know all a bit extreme but I never wanted an easy life.

To sponsor me my Just Giving address is: www.justgiving.com/julia-lee