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Wish me luck... Kilimanjaro or bust
#56337 09/22/19 05:40 PM
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Well, I fly to Tanzania on Saturday.

After a few days to recover from the flights and adjust to the new time zone, a 4 day climb of Mt Meru awaits.

Which is a warmup for a 8 day trek up Kilimanjaro.

Thankfully, I don't have to carry all my gear on these treks. smile


It won't be a tiny step by tiny step commentary, but I might occasionally throw some small status updates up on my website if anyone is interested. http://wandering.earth

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WanderingJim #56338 09/22/19 07:59 PM
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Sounds exciting. Good luck!

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WanderingJim #56341 09/23/19 01:11 PM
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You got it! Have a wonderful time!

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WanderingJim #56343 09/23/19 02:11 PM
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Have a great trip & be safe...

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Pauln #56384 09/30/19 12:05 PM
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On our summit attempt of Mt. Whitney on Sept. 11 there was a group of 7 hikers who let us tag along with them while it was still dark( we had gotten off the trail twice). One of those hikers who was really helpful runs a company that arranges trips up Kilimanjaro. Don't remember his name but if you are going with his company tell him the older couple from North Carolina says hi.

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WanderingJim #56474 10/22/19 02:27 PM
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Success!!

Weather was a bit off and on, but I successfully summited Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro!!

I'll post a full report and photo links when I can go through the thousands of photos I took (just got back to California yesterday).

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WanderingJim #56475 10/22/19 06:30 PM
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Congrats and look forward to your trip report!

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WanderingJim #56545 11/04/19 09:52 PM
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22 days in Tanzania...

4 days on Mt Meru...

8 days on Mt Kilimanjaro…

4 days on Safari…

Over 7,000 pictures taken...

It was hard…

It was exhausting…

It pushed my body to it’s limits… and beyond…

BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!!!


A report and pictures covering my planning for this challenging trip, getting to Tanzania, and my time in Moshi and Arusha:
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2019/11/02/tanzania-2019-planning-getting-there-moshi-and-arusha/

A report and pictures covering my trek up and down Mt Meru:
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2019/11/02/tanzania-2019-mt-meru/

A report and pictures covering my trek up and down Mt Kilimanjaro:
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2019/11/04/tanzania-2019-mt-kilimanjaro-full-report-and-photos/

A report and pictures covering my end of trip Safari and some final thoughts on the entire trip, successes and failures:
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2019/11/04/tanzania-2019-safari-full-report-and-photos/



So what can I possibly do to top that trip?


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