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Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Kilimanjaro for a Cause

Tim Ward | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Tim Ward

One of my wife's dearest friends, Cidalia Luis-Akbar, is about to do a crazy, amazing thing: In two weeks she and her sister Natalia Luis are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise $500,000 for Children's Hospital in Washington DC, and to mark their own victories over personal struggles.

The 8 Goals I Simply Have To Accomplish Now That I'm 60

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For about three weeks after having hip replacement surgery in 2010, I felt I was doomed to a life as an Old Man. For the first time in 60 years, I briefly stopped feeling like a kid and looked at the face of aging.

Why I'm Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Hannah New | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Hannah New

Although I had seen townships in other parts of the world, there was something about the scale of this place that left me dumbfounded. I later learnt that these tiny boxes made of corrugated-iron, plastic sheeting and scraps of wood, which precariously sat on top of one another, were home to over 2 million people.

Learning to Cope: What Kilimanjaro Taught Me

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

We spent six days working toward spending about six minutes at that peak, but those six minutes gave me something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life: confidence in my strength.

Why I Travel

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Molly Sprayregen

I turned to my dad, the fellow adventurer in the family, who was leaning over me to see. "We're climbing that," I told him, and two years later, I am packing up my duffel to head back and make the climb.

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Considering that this is the world's tallest freestanding mountain, at 5,985 meters, Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

We have been climbing for four days now, averaging 3000 feet per day. Now, we must ascend 4000 feet to the summit in six and half hours in order to make the sunrise.

Reading Hemingway on Kilimanjaro

Harry Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2013 | Books
Harry Cockburn

For three nights in a row, after dinner and our nightly blood-oxygen level tests, I read aloud for about 15-20 minutes, while we huddled in the dining tent, wearing warm hats and drinking hot chocolate.

Nearing the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I came to Mount Kilimanjaro, the fabled roof of Africa, because I wanted to experience the glory of God as manifest in the beauty of nature.

A Woman on Top of Her World

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Kristin Meekhof

Every now and then you find a book that you have difficulty putting down. Last month, I had that experience with the novel Woman on Top.

Herzog International Wine Festival 2013

Chava Tombosky | Posted 04.10.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Much like training to climb a mountain, it takes a lot of strategy to comb a wine buffet. First there are is the proper equipment. Wine glass, check. Small plate, double check. A tour guide named Shlomo, triple check.

Wings of Kilimanjaro: Is It Possible?

Helen Hawkings | Posted 03.15.2013 | Travel
Helen Hawkings

What could you do that pushes you to the limit physically, mentally and emotionally and leaves the planet stronger than it was when you stepped through your front door and set out on your life-changing adventure?

8-Year-Old Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro For A Cure

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles area lays claim to a lot of impressive folks, from Oscar-winning actors to renowned writers. Now, there's one more resident that Angel...

Paralyzed Athlete Pushes Her Way To Paratriathlon World Championships | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact

Being in a wheelchair hasn't stopped Erica Davis from continuing to participate in sports. In fact, Erica was the first female in a chair to summit Mo...

Mount Kilimanjaro Is A Difficult Metaphor To Climb

Richard Wiese | Posted 08.31.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

The next day, we climbed the bowl-like side of the Great Barranco Valley and, by early afternoon, we reached our camp at Lava Tower, a 200-foot spur of orange volcanic rock.

Top 10 Reasons to Climb Kilimanjaro

Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

From Tim Ward: Why do 40,000 people a year seek to climb the world's highest freestanding mountain - a mountain so popular it has become known as E...

The Unbelievable Way Female Business Students Bond

The New York Times | Posted 05.18.2012 | Women

THE HAGUE - Using Mount Kilimanjaro as a metaphor for business, 15 business students set out to climb Africa's highest peak last September as part of ...

A Hikers' Primer On AMS

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Sure you can avoid AMS completely by staying sea-level, but living in a fear bubble seams like a waste of space.

NY Mets Pitcher Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro To Fight Sex Trafficking

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

While most professional baseball players spend their off season kicking back, New York Mets' R.A. Dickey decided to risk his safety -- and his job -- ...

First Quadruple Amputee Reaches Mt. Kilimanjaro's Peak

Posted 01.17.2012 | Impact

When Kyle Maynard hit Mt. Kilimanjaro's peak Sunday, he became the first quadruple amputee to get to the top without assistance, Mission Kilimanjaro r...

Eleanor Goldberg

Philanthropist Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro With 7 Disabled Athletes | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

When Herta von Stiegel decided to commit her 50th birthday to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity, she could've done what most daredevil philanthro...

Which MLB Player Is Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro To Raise Awareness For Sex Trafficking?

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Though the New York Mets warned R.A. Dickey that it will void his contract if he gets hurt climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the pitcher is going forward wi...

Six Of Mother Nature's Wonders Before Seven Are Named

Black Tomato | Posted 11.27.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

The world doesn't have seven wonders, it has seven million.