Kilimanjaro Category

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbs

GRATITUDE & GRACE

GRATITUDE & GRACE

“I felt like I could handle anything in that moment. I was smiling so big my face hurt. I felt like laughing. I felt grace.”

In May, Tusker coordinator Mariya Porten climbed Kilimanjaro with her father, Steve Porten. The climb affected Mariya in ways she never could have imagined, and will never forget.

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GLACIERS PASSED

Leading glaciologists have declared that glaciers and ice fields are receding at an alarming rate, and for the most part, their findings are correct.

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A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Hayley Bushnell recently climbed Kilimanjaro for her 30th birthday. The climb was not only her first summit; it was also her first camping trip!

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RAISING THE BAR

RAISING THE BAR

In March 2011, Scott Stewart, President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, climbed Kilimanjaro with three friends to raise money for their local hospital.

Not only did the team summit successfully, they also blew their fundraising goal out of the water, raising over $100,000 which will be used to build a cancer treatment facility. Upon their return home, Scott sent the following letter to Tusker.

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JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

A few months ago, Lynn Anderson, stood on the summit of Kilimanjaro. To achieve the summit was a lifetime goal of hers, and at the age of 66, she was finally able to make her dream a reality.

Upon her return home, Lynn wrote the following letter to Eddie Frank to share her expereince on the mountain with him. Lynn’s testament is proof that climbing Kilimanjaro is as much a journey of the heart, as it is a physical challenge.

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