Day 1 Dec 27, 2015 Machame Camp

Let me start by saying “I am not a hiker.” I am in good shape and I exercise regularly by doing pilates and dancing. I started training for the hike in July(5 months prior to Dec 27).  I added hiking two days a week to my workout schedule.  I believe it is...
Dec 27, 2015 Day 1 Machame Gate to Machame Camp

Dec 27, 2015 Day 1 Machame Gate to Machame Camp

We left Kibo Palace at 9am with our guide Amos and our support team for an adventure I had done before however; being this was a different trail I was hiking I was nervous. The nerves were coming from the pressure I was putting on myself to make it to the top as I...
Hiking to Africa’s Rooftop, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hiking to Africa’s Rooftop, Mt. Kilimanjaro

Before we start to share our personal experience hiking Mt Kilimanjaro I thought an introduction and some background information would be nice.  The picture shows Alli and myself sitting with Beatrice and Val standing in front of the Machame Gate sign.  Alli and...