Project '98.
To the Roof of Africa on wheels.

The Story so Far.

Readers can now contact Jon direct at roof of africa on wheels@cableinet.co.uk

Jon Amos is going to try and top out on Africa's highest peak, despite being a wheelchair user Jon and his team have no doubts that the expedition and it's aims will be successful.

We plan to keep the Project '98 web pages updated so keep coming back for more news.
Project '98 was first conceived by Derek Groves and Jon Amos who are both coaches of the British Weightlifting Association for the Disabled, shortly after a similar but smaller venture which took place in June 1996 called 'To the top of Great Gable'.
On that particular venture Derek and a team of his work colleagues from Hull Prison helped Jon Amos, an international wheelchair athlete, to reach the summit of 2949 ft Great Gable Mountain in the Lake District and in doing so raised not only some £4000 for charity but also an awareness of the limitless goals which can be achieved by people with a disability - this was endorsed afterwards with articles in not only the local press but two National Magazines and with video footage shown on Television.

To the Top of Great Gable was planned and completed in just three months, yet still a good level of publicity and funds were raised, whereas, project '98 'The Roof of Africa' will take most of 1997 to finalise and should hopefully supersede all aspects of our previous adventure. Aims and Values For us Kilimanjaro will now become the 'Challenge of Endeavour' to heighten awareness of disability sports and the celebrating of 50 years of wheelchair sports.

This was first started by Dr Ludwig Guttman at stoke Mandeville hospital, and continues through the dedicated efforts of the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation with a unique enterprise to achieve personal and collective goals and to foster global friendship through sport, education and endeavour.

Project '98 Aims To take a wheelchair athlete as high on Kilimanjaro as possible, in addition the expedition will involve itself in other local activities with the aim of developing both local and national sports development ant healthcare programmes In addition to the task to get Jon Amos as high on Kilimanjaro as possible the expedition is set to raise, through corporate and public sponsorship, funds for charity including both the British Weightlifting Association for the Disabled and the British Wheelchair Sports Foundation. A book is planned covering the whole expedition from start to finish and a documentary film is being shot covering key stages of training, planning and the expedition