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Kilimanjaro: It's not the climb I'll remember

Kilimanjaro: It's not the climb I'll remember

“Life’s not about the big events. It’s about everything and everybody in-between.” Here’s one of our recent trekkers from UConn, Zack Stone, talking about his experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in May 2019.

Our Essential Gear List

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Our Essential Gear List

Getting the gear you need for your upcoming trek can be really exciting, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. To give you a hand in finding the equipment you need, we’ve put together a list of what we think is some of the most essential gear you’ll need to look out for.

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Getting to the Roof of Africa: Sources of Motivation I Found Along the Way

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Getting to the Roof of Africa: Sources of Motivation I Found Along the Way

This blog post was inspired by the emotions I felt as I overcame challenges in my summit attempt of Mount Kilimanjaro. On summit night in particular, there were moments during which I considered the possibility of turning back before I reached Uhuru Peak but both the motivation I received from within and from my hiking family were what got me to the top.

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Enjoying The Little Things on Kili

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Enjoying The Little Things on Kili

Leading up to your eventual trek you will likely pour over a myriad of equipment check lists, each with their own suggestions of what to bring to be adequately prepared for the 6 or so days you will spend hiking on Kili. However, even the most detailed lists can miss things or fail to emphasize the impact of particular items. These are the things I personally found to be particularly helpful or wish I had brought on my trip. 

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Standing on the Roof of Africa

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Standing on the Roof of Africa

And that is that. Our first Kilimanjaro climbers of the Summer have stood aloft the peak of Africa and conquered what they set their minds upon achieving a mere 7 months ago. Although they are now back in the relative comfort of our hotel enjoying a well earned meal and shower they will undoubtedly have gained memories and a story which will last a lifetime. Read more about their advenutre here.

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