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Climbing Kilimanjaro for a Cause

Tim Ward | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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.

Why This Mom and Her Tween Daughter Climbed Kilimanjaro

Scholastic Parent and Child | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Scholastic Parent and Child

In January 2014, Cokie Berenyi and Helen Simons "HS" Berenyi climbed Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- making HS, then 9, the youngest American female on record ever to do so.

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect som...

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 10 Things I Would Do Differently

Tim Ward | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Tim Ward

6. Brought more chocolate and power bars.

Jolie Altman's Beautiful Success

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 07.05.2014 | Style
Kristin Meekhof

At a recent dinner party, guests were asked to bring an item they were proud of and could share with others. While some may have paused to think abou...

Being Extraordinary

Marc Erlbaum | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marc Erlbaum

Each of us faces challenges every day, some great, some small. And the reality of life is that the challenges continue; even as one ends, the next seems to be waiting imminently in its wake.

How A 60-Year-Old Suburbanite Found Herself Atop Mount Kilimanjaro

Emily Kelting | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Emily Kelting

My dream of summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro almost ended an hour after the push for the top began.

Conquering Kili With Love

Marc Middleton | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

Yes, it was beautiful, but we weren't here to look. We were here to climb, and through that prism, it was a huge, foreboding, snow-covered monolith that seemed impossible to reach let alone climb and summit.

Carolyn Buck Luce: Success is About Getting to the Center, Not the Top

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

I have thought a lot about the courageous leadership the world needs now and here is the question I keep asking myself: Why is it that courageous women find it challenging to be all that they want to be at work?

Glaciers To See Before They're Gone

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

Standing at the rail of the Glacier Queen, we were riveted to the face of the 300-foot-high wall of ice towering before us. Though it was a quarter-mile away, we could hear every crack and crumble as the active tidewater glacier heaved and sloughed ice into the frigid waters of Prince William Sound.

The Culmination Of An Antarctic Journey

Len Stanmore | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel
Len Stanmore

The final leg of my race across the great desert of Antarctica ended Friday, and with it, the conclusion of an amazing adventure that has spanned many years.

Racing for a Cause: A 3-Part Series Chronicling My Race Across Antarctica

Len Stanmore | Posted 01.21.2013 | Travel
Len Stanmore

A friend once said to me "Len, you'll never be a runner." When I cross the finish line in Antarctica next month, I can officially say I've proven him wrong!

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...

Ann Curry's 11 Most Memorable Times On 'Today'

Posted 08.28.2012 | TV

Ann Curry officially announced that Thursday, June 28 would be her final morning on "Today" in a hosting capacity after 15 years with the news program...

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...

Quadruple Amputee Plans To Scale Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact

Kyle Maynard was born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees. He is a congenital, quadruple amputee, but he's also much more. Maynard, 25,...

The Greatest Adventures On Earth

Ben Colclough | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

I suffer from an addiction to travel and adventure. So this post is in essence adventure geekery, an attempt to define the undefinable -- the best adventures on Earth.

Why I Care About Tanzania

Victoria Namkung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Victoria Namkung

In 2005, my family started a school lunch program in Tanzania after my father climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Upon taking a tour of some local schools, he realized that the students in the region were not given a school lunch.

PHOTOS: War Amputees Climb Kilimanjaro

Posted 06.14.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The three veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them. But that didn't stop them from summiting Africa's...

Craig Kiser's Blind Ambition to Benefit Thousands in Need

Gary Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Stein

Craig Kiser is a man on a mission. He wants to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, the 19,000 foot snow-topped peak in the center of Tanzania, to raise money to help the blind and visually impaired.

Summit On The Summit (VIDEO): Celebrity Kilimanjaro Climb Premieres On MTV

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of 300 celebrities and activists, spearheaded by Kenna, climbed up Mt. Kilimanjaro, in an effort to raise awareness and money for the global cl...

Summit on the Summit: A Visual Journey

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Gore

2010-03-10-pullshot.jpgWe recently climbed Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro to bring awareness to the world's clean water crisis, a plague that kills 1.8 million people each year worldwide.

Cheryle Jackson, Democratic Senate Candidate, Has Lupe Fiasco Perform At Fundraiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just weeks before Illinois votes in the Democratic Senate primaries, the candidates are scrounging for every endorsement they can get. Cheryle Jackson...

Mount Kilimanjaro Snow Cap Is Disappearing

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The snows of Kilimanjaro may soon be gone. The African mountain's white peak – made famous by writer Ernest Hemingway –...

News Flash From Bjorn Lomborg and the WSJ: We Should Help Poor People

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Who said that tackling climate change is separate from helping the poorest among us? The issues are all integrally related and the poorest are being hit hardest by climate changes already.