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?”

Recent Posts

  • We’re gonna climb WHAT after Kili!?!

    It has been said that Alexander the Great wept, and when his generals asked why he replied, “Because there are no more worlds to conquer.” Alternately, he might have wept when he heard a philosopher discoursing about the possibility of… Read More ›

  • Mr. Cook milkshakes were NOT as thick as a DQ Blizzard

    So, a couple of weeks ago I promised my Faithful Readers a funny, embarrassing, food story about my college days.  Here it is. Do y’all remember the Dairy Queen Blizzard?  Dairy Queen is an American burger chain and The Blizzard is probably… Read More ›

  • Have you been doing anything to get ready to climb Kilimnjaro?

    When we tell people that we are about to fly to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, we always get a lot of questions.  But one of those questions is especially puzzling to me.  “Are you doing anything to get ready?”… Read More ›

  • Difficulty classification systems for adventure activities

    Many adventure activities, like climbing and hiking, and even canoeing and whitewater,  have difficulty classification scales associated with them.  These classification systems are good to know and use because they help participants gauge whether or not their skill level matches… Read More ›

  • Uhuru is the Swahili word for Freedom

    Kilimanjaro is a stratovolcano, meaning it was built up in layers over a long time.  As time passed, eruptions would not always occur at the same place, so today Kilimanjaro has three peaks in a long east-west line – Kibo… Read More ›

  • What changes your sense of taste!?

    Who would have thought it?  It has been known for a long time (just not by me) that sounds can affect your sense of taste. In this recent article at Atlas Obscura, author Paula Meija discusses how sounds can affect taste,… Read More ›

  • The man on the mountain