Comic Relief 2019: Celebrities are missing life's luxuries during Kilimanjaro climb

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It's all smiles on this journey

Nine celebrities, eight days, one mountain - this is Comic Relief's journey to the top of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro!

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker and head judge Shirley Ballas from Strictly Come Dancing are part of the team raising money by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent of Africa - it is almost 5,000 metres high.

That's the height of more than sixteen Eiffel Towers stacked on top of one another!

On day six of the climb, the Little Mixers were missing their home comforts.

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Earlier in the week altitude sickness had set in for some of the group.

Speaking on BBC's The One Show, Ed Balls mentioned that Jade Thirlwall was feeling unwell due to the height of the climb.

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Altitude sickness can make you feel faint, give you headaches and nauseous.

This is because the oxygen in the air reduces the higher you climb.

The team have had lots of training however to cope with this and are working hard to get to the top of the mountain.

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Leigh-Anne and Jade got lots of training on how to cope with the climb and altitude sickness ahead of the journey
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Altitude sickness is a serious issue but the celebrities are coping during their climb
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It's all smiles on this journey
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Some of the team ahead of the climb

We'll keep you updated with the latest from the climb.

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