A REDDITCH woman has climbed the tallest mountain on earth, raising much needed cash for charity.

Tasneem Ahmed, along with a small team, recently climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest as part of a fundraising trek to raise money for the Imran Khan Cancer Appeal.

The 17-day trek, described as "horrendous" saw her battle altitude sickness and climb more than 5,000 metres up the world's tallest mountain.

Tasneem, who works in cancer diagnosis in Arizona after leaving Redditch last year, said: "On October 15 the IKCA team and I reached Everest Base Camp successfully.

"It was a horrendous journey both physically and mentally, but a fraction of the hardship these cancer patients have to go through for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

"This was the first time in my life that I hiked a mountain - and what a feat it was."

Before then, the plane flying, canyon hiking, marathon running philanthropist jumped out of a plane over the Dubai Palm to raise money for the cancer appeal.

She added: "I thank every single one of you for your support in both donations and publicity of the cause. All of this contributed to raising crucial hospital funds for this charity."

The money will go towards funding cancer treatment for patients in Pakistan.

For more information, go to ikca.org.uk/news/team-ikca-reach-everest-base-camp.

This is not Tasneem's first charity event.

In 2016 she took part in a 5km run to help raise money for Redditch's Alexandra Hospital, finishing as fastest women in the process.