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Tag: Mt. Kilimanjaro

31 Things I Know Now That I'm 31- 7 - Find Your Mountaintop

31 Things I Know Now That I’m 31: #7 — Find Your Mountaintop.

Everyone should have at least one experience that’s truly for themselves — something utterly indelible from their life story that lays the foundation for everything to happen from that point forward… the stuff of epiphanies. Too often, we take our lives for granted — too many of us have […]

THE TANZANIA CHRONICLES #9- From Sunrise to Summit (Banner)

From Sunrise to Summit: The Tanzania Chronicles #9

The greatest trick that Casey Palmer ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. Or… he just worked a week with 40 hours of overtime and had no time to blog. You decide which story is real. Okay, as a premise to this post, I’ve been […]

Kili Tried to Kill Me!!!: The Tanzania Chronicles #8

DAY TWO Machame – Shira Two Hike: 5 km 3022m – 3830m 5-6 hours “The words steep, rocky and dusty are out adjectives for the day as we leave the grassland behind and enter a barer landscape. We make our way slowly upward with a backdrop of Giant […]

One Does Not Simply CLIMB Kilimanjaro!!!: The Tanzania Chronicles #7

It had all started so optimistically. We settled our bill at Imani, which included a free ride to the Zanzibar airport (which was amazing after all the taxi-related debacles). After getting through customs (where the customs officer gave me quite the strange look when she saw my tripod […]

Pack It Up, Pack It In: The Tanzania Chronicles #4

As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said that the amount of gear we’d gotten for this trip is utterly ridiculous. But it’s like I was telling a friend while enjoying a walk in the sunshine on Tuesday — you can’t put a price on safety […]

Gearing Up: The Tanzania Chronicles #2

One thing I definitely didn’t anticipate when planning to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro is that the gear would cost nearly as much as the trip itself! Usually Sarah and I try to be a bit frugal with our decisions, checking whether we really need to get top-of-the-line items in […]

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