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Chelsea owner Abramovich collapses in failed bid to conquer Kilimanjaro

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London, Sep.13 (ANI): Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is usually a master of all he surveys, but when it came to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, he collapsed after three-and-a-half miles.

A Times report, the 42-year-old had invited a group of six friends to scale the 19,330ft summit of Africa's highest mountain. They took with them no fewer than 113 porters to make sure they wanted for nothing.

However, due perhaps to time constraints rather than arrogance, they failed to train properly to cope with the altitude.

The expedition had to be cancelled at 15,100ft after Abramovich succumbed to what appear to have been symptoms of altitude sickness and needed medical attention. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 12:55 [IST]
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