Trying to fall asleep at 8:00 p.m. anywhere is difficult, but in subzero temperatures at 15,000 feet, knowing we had at most three hours of rest ahead of us before waking and climbing for seven hours, it was a preposterous notion. 3,189 more words
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It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves – Sir Edmund Hillary
When hastily planning my trip to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, it was my general understanding that the hike would entail about five days of walking at increasingly high altitudes, but that the true and only real test would be Summit Night, the final 4,400 foot ascent to Uhuru Peak. 3,834 more words
These are the route options as such (see below). I didn’t really debate, create excel sheets to choose one of them.
I am married to the guide and the group I am going with and whatever comes with it, so there wasn’t really a choice there. 406 more words