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Twelve Things To Know About Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro That You Will Not Read Elsewhere

In early July 2015, I traveled to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  I took the Rongai Route from the north to the summit.  I descended the mountain on the Marangu Route.   1,969 more words

Kilimanjaro Summit Night Part 2 - August 2012 (post brought over from my old blog)

I was now fighting against my body it was taking all my strength to even move, my friend Tash suddenly keeled over throwing up on the side of the mountain. 992 more words


Recap: Mount Kilimanjaro

Punchline first: we did it! We reached Uhuru Peak on June 27th after more than 10 hours of hiking in the dark and the cold. It was everything everyone said it would be: challenging, intense, rewarding, amazing. 819 more words


Tanzania 2014 - Kilimanjaro

Time for a bucket list item! Climbing a ‘very high’ mountain is something I always wanted to do. I considered climbing the Kilimanjaro before but I always let my doubts take the best of me (Isn’t it too hard for me? 2,467 more words

Post CFSIA: Stonetown to Kilimanjaro

So much has been crammed into the last week and a half! I’m writing this from an Internet cafe in Moshi (the Union Cafe, which is quite excellent if anyone is ever in this corner of the world and wants some relatively fast WiFi and superb cheesecake). 1,224 more words


Kilimanjaro - Summit Day

I wake up and my lips are flecked with dried blood. At 4,600M, my nose is blocked with volcanic ash and the air is painfully thin.  943 more words


What Doesn't Kil(imanjaro) Me Makes Me Stronger, Right?

I closed the novel, grabbed my cell and texted three friends this question: Who wants to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with me? The responses I received had one thing in common -expletives. 788 more words