How appropriate that January 11 – the day I set out to leave Tanzania and this remarkable journey in honour of my mother – is actually Shirley Mae’s birthday. Although she’s […]
Day 12 falls on January 8, 2014 Mweka Gate: 5,500-ft/1,676-m • 4-5 hours Moshi: 3,000-ft/914-m • 30 minute drive Last day on the mountain…and just a few hours more until […]
January 6, 2014 Summit: 19,340-ft/5,895-m • 9 hours Crater Camp: 18,700-ft/5,600-m • 2 hours Today is summit day! Needless to say, the push to the summit will be our longest […]
January 3, 2014 Karanga 13,200-ft/4,023-m • 4-5 hours Today promises to be the most challenging so far. Shortly after breakfast, we must face the famed Barranco Wall – an elevation […]
Thanks to my training partners and supporters back home.
Day 2: December 29, 2013 This is the second day in Moshi. It will be spent acclimatizing, getting to know team members and fully assessing what lies ahead. What I […]
As my departure date draws near – barely over two months now – it seems that the days pass more quickly. This is a difficult challenge just as I’m stepping […]