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Mount Kilimanjaro

On Top of the World in Every Sense

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

I opened my mouth to confirm, and then shut it wordlessly, my hands nervously twitching over the heap of gear we were packing away. Pants. Where were my pants? Unbelievable. I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in less than 12 hours, and had forgotten my pants in Los Angeles.

A Thank You Note to the Serengeti

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Are you narcoleptic?" Corny peered down at me from the Land Rover's open roof, amused. I snapped out of my haze, halting a streak of sleepy head-bobbing that would make Tony Abbott proud. Less than three days in Tanzania and I was already resembling an extra in The Walking Dead.

Summiting Kilimanjaro to See the End of NTDs

Kathy Spahn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

I have never been one to shy away from a challenge. Whether taking the train into New York City by myself as a young teen to attend dance classes with Alvin Ailey, or deciding at the age of 40 to abandon a career in the arts to get involved in the HIV/AIDS crisis, or, just ten years ago, taking the helm of one of the oldest NGOs in the U.S.

Kilimanjaro: The Peak Experience

Tim Ward | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Tim Ward

There is that moment when the indigo sky pales and the stars slowly vanish, yet the sun is still hidden. What time is it? You can't guess. You are near the top of an all night hike - one way, uphill - to the roof of Africa.

Our Little Corner of the World

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

A generator thrummed, accompanied by the chattering of unidentified animals and the gentle clunking of gourds that were suspended from the ceiling.

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.

At 300 Pounds, I Decided To Conquer Kilimanjaro

Kara Richardson Whitely | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Kara Richardson Whitely

Hikers typically work under the premise of leaving no trace, but I wanted to drop my metaphorical rubbish all over the mountain and let it float away in the wind. But maybe it wouldn't work that way. Maybe my weight would always be part of my story.

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
Elizabeth Gordon

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

carlsbad.patch.com | 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.