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That woman from Florida' tackles a mountain of a goal

People didn’t need to know Paige Hudson’s name to know her story.

For people trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro “that woman from Florida” had become the stuff of legend. 67 more words

Kilimanjaro Day 1

We booked our hike through Zara Tours and decided to use the Machame route up the mountain. Typically this is a six day route but considering the money spent on this trip and wanting to increase our chances of making it to the top we added an extra day. 419 more words


Kilimanjaro - Day 1

Day 1: September 2 2014. Machame Gate to Machame Hut

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Jambo (Hello in Swahili)

With packing going on till late last night, I managed to get up only after my roomie had already begun getting ready. 681 more words


Kilimanjaro - The roof of Africa! We went for a stroll in the forest and six days later we reached the top of Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Kilimanjaro without preparation is definitely achievable though not advisable.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was by far the most physically, emotionally and mentally challenging I’ve ever experienced. 2,245 more words

Travel And Adventure

Day 1 - Kilimanjaro - July 21st 2014

The big big day. I had packed up the previous evening, to ensure my day pack and the duffel bag were ready on time. Well, technically, I had packed my bags a couple of hundred times before already, in my head… 1,652 more words


No. 8 The Roof of Africa

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