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
Hans Meyer Bags the Summit - Germany Loses Tanganyika. This is the first of a series on the early climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro. Strap on your pith helmet and crampons. Come along for the historic ascent.
In 1963, the year Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison, another, albeit less notorious, act of subversion against white minority rule in South Africa had just been completed; a film starring Eddie’s mother, Evelyn Frank.
That immortal line quoted in the title above found its way into Eddie's brain, out of his mouth, and into the annals of adventure as one of the - until now - least known epic comebacks ever.