Tuesday, 29 May 2012

On my way to Kilimanjaro

I am just about to leave Butiama for yet another rendezvous at the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This time with 12 visitors from Tanzania Development Support in a charity climb to raise money for construction of a library and teachers' documentation center for Nyegina Secondary School.
There is no better excuse for wearing a t-shirt from my December 2011 "Kilimanjaro Uhuru Climb."
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The weather today

As I embark on my sixth climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro I will post my observations of the weather every day, network and weather permitting.
At Butiama it is a sunny day with a temperature of 28° Centigrade.
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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Getting ready for June's Kilimanjaro charity climb for Nyegina Secondary School

A lot of preparation goes into planning climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. For the individual climber pre-climb activity includes regular training to prepare for the rigour of hiking up Africa's highest mountain and the World's highest free standing mountain.
One important activity is to use the hiking boots one will wear during the climb prior to the climb. These pair of boots have taken me up to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro a few times, but remain in storage between climbs.

This time, for the first time, I have worn them around to soften the leather for my next climb, the June 3 to 9 climb in aid of Nyegina Secondary School's library and teachers' documentation center.
They probably need some cleaning up also.

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

The next Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb is from 3 to 9 June 2012

In less than a month, I will be joining more than 20 individuals from Tanzania, South Africa, and the United States to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity.

Tanzania Development Support is sending a group of 11 from the United States to climb Africa's highest peak to raise funds for building a library and teachers' documentation center for Nyegina Secondary School. A teacher and two students from Nyegina will also participate in the climb.

Tanzania Development Support has raised funds in the past for various projects at Nyegina. For details on past activities and the Kilimanjaro climb and how to donate in support of Nyegina Secondary School, please visit their website at:


To donate in Tanzania, please use the following:

Account Name: Umoja wa Maendeleo ya Bukwaya
A/C Number: 01J1062002302
Bank: CRDB Bank

All climbers pay for all their climbing expenses, and all sums donated go directly to the project.

  Student dormitories under construction at Chief Edward Wanzagi Girls' Secondary School in Buturu, Mara region. More than $US20,000 was raised during the Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb 2008, which contributed to the construction costs of these dormitories.
A consignment of cement donated after the Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb 2008 by Mr. Elifariji Lima of Exactline Engineering (Group) Limited is unloaded from a truck at Chief Edward Wanzagi Girls' Secondary School in Buturu, Mara region.
Eleven climbers from Tanzania Development Support will join the climb, in addition to a teacher and two students from Nyegina.

The South African contingent will be raising donations for the Red Cross in South Africa as well as for improving the working conditions of the porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro.