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MY LAST GREAT MOUNTAIN

Okay, it’s not a Himalayan giant. In fact, it barely qualifies as a scramble. But when you are 72, your knees are shot, and your VO₂max is edging toward zilch, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340-ft/5,895-m) can be a personal Everest.

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BENIN JAIL

Anyone who says that youth is wasted on the young must have missed that page in the manual describing how to go out and grab life by the boleros when the call to adventure comes.

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INCREDIBLE SEA GYPSIES

By on August 30, 2013 in Culture Category

The Moken people have no written language, running water, or electricity. These masters of the ocean have managed to eschew modern civilization, making them among the least touched people in the world.

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JAH MON!

For three hours we were transported to Jamaica and Ethiopia on Bob Marley’s reggae riffs, exhorted by guys in dreadlocks to “stand up for your rights”. From what geyser did this cry for freedom spring?

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COTTON KILLS

COTTON KILLS

Back in the late 70s, long before Eddie Frank would become a world-renowned expert in high altitude climbing, he made his first attempted climb of Kilimanjaro and almost never made it off the mountain alive.

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