Cork woman who died on Mount Kilimanjaro charity climb named

The Cork woman who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro has been named as Majella Duffy from Rathcormac.

She had travelled to Tanzania to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and was a competitive bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, according to the Evening Echo newspaper.

Click here to contribute at Majella Duffy's Donation Page

She worked for Laya Healthcare in Little Island for almost 10 years.

Her donation page reads: "I've created this page because I want to make a difference.

"I'm inspired by the work of Irish Heart Foundation and wanted to support them by raising money. I will be Climbing Kilimanjaro in July, a Golf Classic in June of this year and other fundraisers.

"I lost my dad who was only 47 years old to a massive heart attack 15 years ago.

"My entire life turned upside down in just a few minutes and was never going to be the same again."

A spokesperson for the group trekking in Kilimanjaro said yesterday: "Irish woman aged 35 died on Kilimanjaro on July 14, 2017. She died of unknown causes while being treated to by a doctor at the scene."

"Our thoughts and condolences are with her family."

It is understood that she became unwell at an altitude of 4,000 metres and died of unknown causes yesterday while being treated by a doctor at the scene.

Her family members were notified of her passing yesterday afternoon.

The Department of Foreign Affairs will liaise with the family of the deceased in the coming days in relation to the repatriation of the body.

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