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Entries filed under 'Kilimanjaro'

    No Excuses: The Story of an Incredible Climb of Kilimanjaro

    fileViewers of ESPN may have seen an Outside the Lines segment that aired Sunday on 25-year-old Kyle Maynard. If you missed it, it's worth watching. Maynard was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, which truncated all 4 of Maynard's limbs. In an amazing overcoming-the-odds story, this Outside the Lines mini-documentary titled "No Excuses" tells the tale of Maynard's determination to climb 19,431-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Like, wow. Maynard's story gets me thinking ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on March 7, 2012 1:24 PM & Tagged Climbing, Kilimanjaro, Kyle Maynard and Travel | permalink | Comments

    How I Got Started as a Plus-Size Adventurer

    fileOn the eve of my first Mount Kilimanjaro hike, I started to panic. It was 2007—and while I started my journey to wellness at 360 pounds and had since dropped dozens of pounds—I was still very much a plus-size adventurer. I was afraid I had bitten off more than I could chew. I had been training for months but now, in the day before the massive journey ahead to Africa's highest peak at 19,343 feet, it felt like an insurmountable goal. A fellow hiker, who had conquered Kilimanjaro's summit 2 years ...

    Posted by Kara Richardson Whitely on February 24, 2012 2:50 PM & Tagged Hiking, Kara Richardson Whitely, Kilimanjaro and fitness | permalink | Comments

    Love on a Mountain: One Author's Story

    fileHey, outdoor romantics: Has Val-Day got you dreaming up ways to impress your heartthrob? Try inviting them out for a walk. Up Mount Kilimanjaro, for instance. It worked for Daniel Dorr. Dorr, author of the well-reviewed book Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa, is a self-professed regular guy who loves outdoor adventure. He one day realized he also really liked a girl he originally met in Japan in the early 1990s while both were college exchange students. Nonromantic buddies at ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on February 17, 2011 6:28 PM & Tagged Daniel Dorr, Kilimanjaro, Kissing Kilimanjaro, The Mountaineers Books, Travel, adventure and romance | permalink | Comments

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