Tag: Kilimanjaro 2018

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 (in the middle) is the highest at 19,341 […]


The alien face of Furtwangler

I posted the above photo of the Furtwangler glacier a while back.  Do you know why the face of the Furtwangler glacier takes on this strangely sculpted, almost alien, look (as opposed to the more fractured look like the following photo of a glacier in Patagonia)? I was recently […]

Kilimanjaro seen above the Serengeti

40 days

40 days is a significant period of time.  Noah was in the ark for 40 days.  Jesus was in the wilderness 40 days.  Moses was on the mountain 40 days.   Muhammed was in a cave for 40 days,  Goliath talked smack about the Israelites for 40 days before […]

An appetite for excellence

A brief return to the question, “Why climb Kilimanjaro?” … “Our Nation wants more than just material wealth; our Nation wants more than a ‘chicken in every pot.’ We in America have an appetite for excellence, too.  While we work every day to produce new goods and to […]

How to train to climb Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro has been called “Everyman’s Everest” because it is not a technical climb.  It can be done by mere mortals without ropes and crampons and special climbing skills.  But do not let that lull you into the idea that you don’t have to be prepared.   Kilimanjaro is […]

Small fall 2016 adventures

A few days ago I published a sampling of just a few of the craziest, grand adventures that the Roaming Parkers want to do eventually, but it can’t be all moon shots all the time! There have to be some smaller-scale adventures interspersed in there – day hikes […]