This is part 2 of a series of articles on the history and characters that made Kilimanjaro the iconic destination it is today. They were among the first to see the mountain’s majestic complexity, inspiring our quest to walk it and be shaped by it.
This is the fourth story in our series of badass women and men who traveled and lived beyond the pale. Popularity and style points were not their MO; instead they pushed boundaries and everybody’s buttons. Learn from their heroics and mistakes.
I tried to brush it off as just another climb, but no one would have it. Our group of 8 climbers and 56 Tusker crew reminded me in no uncertain terms that this was something more than just another climb.