Why Kilimanjaro?

Sometimes they take the direct approach, “Why would you ever want to do that?” and sometimes it is just a raised eyebrow, but we have gotten a bunch of the same question, “Why Kilimanjaro?”

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  • Make sure what goes up comes down intact

    Yesterday I posted a meme with the quote, “You can’t climb up a mountain with downhill thoughts,” and a bunch of readers seemed to enjoy it, but one faithful reader reminded me that most anything can be read several ways. … Read More ›

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  • You can’t climb up a mountain with downhill thoughts

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  • Free 7-part course in basic map & compass skills

    Someone asked on a FB group that I belong to about what to look for in a good compass.  In addition to that information, he got a lot of free advice about learning how to use a compass. Well, it… Read More ›

  • Living the Omnivore’s Dilemma

    My favorite food writer is Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and Food Rules, among other books.  Pollan has a very readable style and is able to take really dense, scientific material and make it… Read More ›

  • Sticks and stones may break my bones – but they can’t dull my sense of adventure!

    The lifetime prevalence of breaking a bone is kind of hard to track down, but it appears that it is around 50% for men and 40% for women.  This means that four or five out of every ten folks that… Read More ›

  • Retreat of the Furtwangler

    Furtwangler is the name of one of the glaciers near the peak of Kilimanjaro.  The glacier was named after German national, Walter Furtwangler, who was one of the members of the 4th party to summit the mountain in 1912 and… Read More ›

  • What does condor taste like?

    Did y’all read in the news a while back about the hiker that was backpacking in Utah and got snowed in by a freak blizzard?  Somehow, in his efforts to keep himself alive, he managed to catch and kill, and… Read More ›