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Vango To Help Machu Picchu Celebs

Image by Red Nose Day 2009 via Flickr

Vango are set to help a set of celebrities who will be treking Machu Picchu in Peru later this month in aid of the Breast Cancer Care charity.

The team consists of celebrities Fearne Cotton and Denise van Outen who have in the past climbed Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief in 2009. They are joined by singer  Alexandra Burke and TV presenter Holly Willoughby.

Vango helped out the 2009 Kilimanjaro team and they’ll be doing the same with Force Ten Vortex tents, an Icarus tent which will be used as the medical centre, sleeping bags, as well as walking poles, hydration packs, headtorches and lots more kit.

Included in the team are six women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s all being filmed in a documentary which will be show on ITV2. The trip 24 September and will last for 9 days with 8 hour daily treks.

Vango and Force 10 Marketing Manager Lisa Allan said: “We are thrilled to be involved with this great cause and we will look forward to receiving updates from the group as they progress on the trek. We will be promoting the challenge through our own communication channels to help raise awareness of the disease and the work Breast Cancer Care does.”

To show your support for the group, visit