3 years ago we climbed a big mountain. It was pretty awesome! Happy Summitversary to Tami and Katie and here's to our next summit! xoxo jenn Click an image to enlarge. (Not all images are mine, some belong to Tami and Katie.)
It's this time of year that I am able to catch up on the 40 or so travel magazines that have formed various piles around my apartment. National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Travel and Leisure... to quote a good friend, it's like my porn. But I do more than just look at the pictures, I actually [...]
Happy (belated) Summitversary!
Sunday, October 24th was our Kilimanjaro Summitversary! Aren't travel friends the best? In celebration, I'm posting two never before seen Kilimanjaro summit photos. Little gems I came across while updating my portfolio - enjoy!
Well kids, when I climbed Kilimanjaro there was still a glacier at the top.
I hope that's a sentence I never have to utter. When I saw James Balog on Tuesday (see post below) he predicted this whole volcano in Iceland thing and theorized that it's all a result of climate change and the rapid melting of glaciers. It's just had me thinking a lot about all of this [...]
Githeri and Kilimanjaro? Yes Please!
Sunday was a special day. The sun was shining (for an hour longer, too), the broom was sweeping (sun inspired spring cleaning) and the beans were boiling (more on this one later). All of this in preparation for a screening of the MTV documentary Summit on the Summit, a Kilimanjaro trek organized by musician, Kenna, [...]
Place Dropper? Guilty.
I love the World Hum blog. (And I'm not just saying that because I hope to one day be featured on their award winning site.) The pieces speak to real, gritty, Therouxian travelers - the kind of globetrotter I hope to be one day. Earlier I came across a brilliant and hysterical piece by Spud [...]
Tami Moves Outdoors (Please Piss Nicely)
Katie, Jenn and Tami at Macheme Gate before the climb When Tami first arrived in Kenya, she confessed something to me while unpacking her amazing mountain climbing gear for Mt. Kilimanjaro. "So, I'm really not that out-doorsy." At first I thought she was kidding but when she convinced me that she wasn't, my jaw fell [...]
The Roof of Africa
Summit day really deserves its own post, seeing as it was the longest, hardest, most exhausting yet most rewarding day of the whole experience. We left Barafu Camp at 4600 meters in the middle of the night and hiked for about 7 hours to Uhuru Peak - the highest point in Africa at 5895 meters. [...]