A team of some of Britain's best known entertainers hiked to the snow-covered summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of a Comic Relief fundraising challenge. They suceeded in their aim to "raise a mountain of cash" - almost 1.5 million as they reached the top - to provide the people of Tanzania with mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of malaria.

Among those taking part in the expedition, which was the brainchild of Take That's Gary Barlow, were Cheryl Cole, fellow Girls Aloud band member Kimberley Walsh and Ronan Keating.

Also tackling the 19,340ft peak were Alesha Dixon, Denise Van Outen, Fearne Cotton, TV presenter Ben Shephard and radio DJ Chris Moyles, who lost nearly two stone in preparation for the climb.