Pierre Perusset is a hotelier of many skills. As well as climbing – admittedly by elevators – to the top of the world’s tallest hotel in his day job as GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, whenever, albeit rarely, he has time off he is to be found raising money for charity, camping in Kazakhstan or climbing, really climbing, mountains. His latest little jaunt was to nip up Kilimanjaro with his sons Loic and Yann. After having walked for seven days, they slept for two hours at 4,800 metres altitude, and started the final stage at 11.30pm, using head lamps. Up to the Uhuru peak (5,895 metres altitude) they then walked down 2,000 metres to relax at 3,800 metres, having walked for 16.5 hours nonstop. This shows the stuff that Ritz-Carlton, and all top, hoteliers are made of.