Becks to join Bono on expedition up mount Kilimanjaro

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Soccer star David Beckham is ready to scale new heights by trekking up the highest peak in Africa, to help raise funds for childrens charity Unicef.

The 33-year-old has been asked by U2 front man Bono to join him on an expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro, and despite his busy schedule Becks is absolutely set on making the climb.

According to a source, the climb would be something outside of Becks normal comfort zone, but the footballer is determined to make the climb up the 19,340 ft. snow-capped peak.

He was a bit uncertain at first but he found out, like many celebrities before him, that Bono can be very persuasive, The Sun quoted the source as saying.

No date has been set as yet because David is very busy with his LA Galaxy commitments.

There is also the insurance situation to iron out but he is absolutely set on doing it, the source added.

Kilimanjaro is a volcanic peak in northeast Tanzania, and it will take 48-year-old Bono, ex-Man Utd hero Becks and West Ham keeper Robert Green, six days to scale it.

Beckham is meanwhile developing a role as a charity figurehead after going to Sierra Leone as a Unicef ambassador in January.

© 2008 Asian News International.

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