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Very early in the morning (around midnight), we begin our push to the summit. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
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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
I’m back in Texas now but exactly one full moon ago I stood on top of Africa. As I continued my slow march to the summit I watched the circular white disk of August 2016’s full moon slip behind the frozen blue-brown crags of a declining, yet still powerfully majestic, glacier near Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak. 878 more words