Kilimanjaro looms large on our consciousness as Africans – both as a literal and figurative reference..
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End the taboo. Period!
There are many milestones to climbing Kili with Trek4Mandela, but all have to come back to the apex priority – keeping girls in school.
Time to get real, Kili real, at the Berg
Sterk Horn has loomed large in my dreams – and nightmares – for months now.
Mighty mountain, humble me
There are rubber tips at the bottom of your climbing poles. They’re there so that you can get them past airport security without having them confiscated as weapons.
A mountain of clothing, courage and commitment needed to climb Kilimanjaro
It’s hot in Joburg, even hotter in the middle of Sandton City, it’s difficult to think that in four months time – almost to the day – I should be at the highest point of Africa.
A mountain’s lesson in humility
learnt that while Coca Cola might be the bane of stressed mothers with hyperactive kids, it’s mother’s milk for fat unfit, exhausted 50 year olds.
Stepping it up to get in shape for the big day
Most of the 50 of us are hoping that we will be summiting Kilimanjaro come July 18 this year, Nelson Mandela’s 100thbirthday.