Saturday, October 18, 2014

August Whitney is a member of the Kilimanjaro Club

The Kilimanjaro Club lists people I know who have scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro, including those who join me every year on the annual Mwalimu Nyerere/Mt. Kilimanjaro Charity Climb and those who join me for my non-charity climbs.
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August Whitney becomes the 15th member of the Kilimanjaro Club and was on the September 2011 climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro, my fourth.

He was the youngest of the more than ten climbers on that climb, although I have not been able to get his age todate.
August Whitney, right, takes a pause with Jaffar Amin, left, on the second day of the September 2011 climb.
Here is the updated list of the members of the Kilimanjaro Club:

    No.
    Name
    Nationality
    Age
    Point Reached*
    Summit Date
    1.
    Madaraka Nyerere
    Tanzanian
    48
    Uhuru Peak
    24th August 2008
    2. 
    Le Huyhn
    Vietnamese
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    25th August 2008
    3.
    Markus Geiger
    Swiss
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    2009
    4.
    Gerald Hando
    Tanzanian
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    6 October 2009
    5.
    Notburga Maskini
    Tanzanian
    49
    Stella Point
    6 October 2009
    6.
    Dmitry
    Russian(?)
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    13 December 2010
    7.
    Jaffar Amin
    Ugandan
    44
    Uhuru Peak
    13 December 2010
    8.
    William Rutta
    Tanzanian
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    10 December 2010
    9.
    Mary Kalikawe
    Tanzanian
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    10 December 2010
    1.  
    Steve Kamau
    Kenyan
    25
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    1.  
    Jim Becket
    American
    74
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    1.  
    Andrea Wobmann
    Swiss
    39
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    1.  
    Zulfa Fadhili
    Tanzanian
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    1.  
    Jim Whitney
    American
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    1.  
    August Whitney
    American
    Unknown
    Uhuru Peak
    26 September 2011
    *A climber is awarded a certificate for reaching one of three elevations: Uhuru Peak (5,895 AMSL), Stella Point (5,745 AMSL), or Gillman's Point (5,685 AMSL).



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vitali Maembe joins the CDEA Kilimanjaro Climb 2014 (post 2 of 10)

On my latest Mt. Kilimanjaro climb I trekked on the Machame route for the first time. I was accompanied by musician/activist Vitali Maembe.

Here’s the second post of my blog log of the climb

Thursday 4th September 2014
I left early to attend the CDEA Kilimanjaro Climb 2014 press conference. The press conference went well with most of the major print and broadcast media represented.

I was also glad that Naamala Samson, the Project Coordinator (Advocacy) for CDEA, finally managed to get a baseball cap to fit my XXL head. Well, maybe just XL head.

At this morning’s press conference Vitali impressed us with his thought-provoking lyrics when he sang Vuma. He teaches traditional dance in Bagamoyo, owns a band, and does charity work including the sponsoring of the education of children which will cost him ten million shillings this year in school fees alone.

In the early evening, on our way to Moshi, we flew to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Next: An act of generosity

Related posts:
http://blogkili.blogspot.com/2014/09/vitali-maembe-joins-cdea-kilimanjaro.html
http://blogkili.blogspot.com/2014/11/vitali-maembe-joins-cdea-kilimanjaro.html