Two best friends have embarked on the challenge of a lifetime as they set off to climb Mount Kilamanjaro.
Lynsay Kilbane, 19, and Hannah Birch, also 19, both from Pole Hill Road, Hillingdon, jetted off last Wednesday for two weeks to complete the challenge to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Lynsay said: "We are really excited, the trek will last seven days but we'll be away for two weeks altogether.
"We had a target to raise £1,000 but we have already reached that, so we have set a new target of £1,250."
Lynsay works on the Uxbridge Trading Estate, while Hannah, her next-door neighbour, works as a team leader at the Odeon cinema in Uxbridge.
Lynsay added: "We always wanted to do something a bit crazy, so we thought 'let's climb Kilamanjaro'.
"Breast Cancer Care is a great charity so it is good to do our bit.
"We have packed quite moderately, and we don't know what we will be eating when we are out there, but we expect to be collecting our drinking water from the streams on the mountain."
* To donate money to the girls' challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/kilamanjarointhepink