Kilimanjaro Climb Day 1: Into The Jungle

Oh my gosh this is it. It’s here. Our first day of our climb up Mt Kilimanjaro! We’ve been planning and training for this trip for over a year, so it’s really hard to believe that we’re actually heading to the mountain to begin climbing it today. We’re meeting our guide Innocent at 830am, so…

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Our Kilimanjaro Climb…An Overview

If you’re looking for a general overview of my climb up Mt Kilimanjaro, this is the post for you. I’m not going to go into too much detail here, or post a ton of photos, but I will give a brief description of each day, and a link to each post (eventually) for more detail…

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We Made It!!

After 7 days of hiking, 42 miles covered and 13,000ft gained (total, not counting the ups and downs), we made it to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro! It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Amazingly, I barely felt any affects of the altitude, with the exception of how hard it was to breathe. Thank…

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A Few Hours in Dar es Salaam

You guys. We’re really doing this. We made it to Tanzania. Both of us and all our stuff. We were worried some of our luggage might not make it and we would end up without our climbing gear. But we worry no more. After what feels like a million hours, but is really only 24,…

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To Tanzania We Go!

It’s here! I can’t believe that, after a year and a half of planning, training, talking and obsessing, I’m finally on my way to Tanzania to climb the tallest mountain in Africa! We arrive Thursday night in Dar Es Salaam, fly to Kilimanjaro on Friday and begin our ascent on Sunday! Whenever possible, I will…

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Birthday Fun in Tanzania

I’m lucky enough to have many friends that love to travel as much as I do. Some of these friends I have met on my travels and some through other friends who love to travel. But I still have friends I’ve never traveled with. One of these friends will be celebrating a big birthday next…

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