Four more steps. The sun burns down on my face. I am so cold I can barely feel it.
Three more steps. Stop. Breathe. Look around. 3,222 more words
Since the time of the first conquest of Kilimanjaro in 1889 a number of routes of various levels of complexity were paved: semi-wild and well-equipped, for beginners and more skillful climbers, as well as such that don’t require additional time for altitude acclimatization. 594 more words
Last summer, I took on the daunting challenge of climbing the world’s tallest freestanding mountain; Mount Kilimanjaro! Although at the time of signing up I saw it as a fun venture to take part in alongside my uni mates, I was not prepared for what was coming. 1,530 more words