I have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro several times since 2008. In this blog I share my experience of climbing the world's highest free standing mountain, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I also share stories of people I have met during my climbs.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Kibo and Mawenzi
When one gets over the initial challenge of climbing a mountain, there are two possible outcomes: one either becomes engulfed and takes interest in mountains wherever they appear, or one becomes totally repulsed by the initial experience and does not want to come close to even an anthill.
Mt. Kilimanjaro with Kibo, on the left, and Mawenzi, on the right as seen from Moshi.
I believe I am one of those in the former group and, had I started climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro twenty years ago, I would certainly have attempted the Seven Summits challenge, climbing the seven highest mountains of each of the seven continents.