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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbs

ASTRONOMY INTO THIN AIR

ASTRONOMY INTO THIN AIR

An avid astrophotographer, one of Shawn Quinn’s main objectives was to photograph the southern skies with a DSLR on a tracking mount. Upon his return home, Quinn wrote a fascinating article about the expedition, which was published in Sky and Telescope magazine complete with his stunning photography.

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TUSKER’S YOUTUBE VIDEO HITS 100,000 VIEWS

Tusker’s video “Kilimanjaro – A Lost World”, narrated by Will Lyman, recently exceeded the 100,000-view mark on YouTube.

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THE SUMMIT AND THE DESCENT

THE SUMMIT AND THE DESCENT

In March, Gavin MacKenzie, a Canadian Lawyer and 9x Boston Marathoner, did a solo summit of Kilimanjaro with Kombe, his Tusker guide.

During his climb, Gavin kept a detailed journal of his experience to share with family and friends. Gavin’s entry from his emotional summit day offers a rich description of the mental stamina and strength it takes to conquer Kilimanjaro.

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SUCCESSFUL EVACUATION

SUCCESSFUL EVACUATION

In November of 2010, Miin Alikhan, a hospital director from Toronto, Ontario, developed high altitude pulmonary edema during a Kilimanjaro climb and was subsequently evacuated during the night after her team had summited.

Here is Miin’s first hand account of her time on the mountain.

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KILI’S THIN AIR DEFLATES TENNIS GREAT

Tennis icon Martina Navratilova defied age to win major doubles championships after 40. Despite her renowned tenacity and training regime, summiting Kilimanjaro is not yet part of her legacy.

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