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REDEMPTION ON KILIMANJARO

REDEMPTION ON KILIMANJARO

Any hope of relief presented by the rainbow was dampened by the fears created by the massive Barranco Wall. It was hard to ignore this looming obstacle as it cast a dark shadow over camp.

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THE KILI KIND OF DIRTY

THE KILI KIND OF DIRTY

We’re down. And we’re dirty. But it’s a clean kind of dirty. It’s the kind of dirt that reaches deep down into your soul, and cleanses your spirit.

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CLIMBER ACHIEVES KILIMANJARO DREAM

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CLIMBER ACHIEVES KILIMANJARO DREAM

In seventh grade, the dream took shape. A geography teacher painted Africa’s tallest mountain in such tantalizing hues that young Nick Follger was entranced.

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THE MOST MENTALLY DRAINING DAY OF MY LIFE

I was about 30 minutes away from reaching Moir Camp when I had officially run out of steam – for the third or fourth time.

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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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