Category Archives: Kilimanjaro

A Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. This is the time of year when I get to visit what feels like every doctor in the world. Well, at least my world. Mammo was earlier this week – all OK. Yesterday was oncologist … Continue reading

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Inspiration Is Everywhere

What (or who) inspires you? I’ve been thinking about that question since I came back from my long run on Friday. I was coming out of the woods at the top of my street. My neighbor was just coming up … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Something Entirely Unexpected

Climbing imagery is awash with phrases like conquer, vanquish, or prevail, which I’ve never really understood. I’ve never really felt that way. I feel like I simply get to spend some time with the mountain, and for that time I … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Decision

We continued our climb up through the forest. I regretted not bringing my East African bird guide. With a weight limit of 33lbs per bag, I chose to leave the volume behind in Moshi. When packing for a climb to … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro: Change of Plans

Breakfast at the lodge is filled with bravado, laughter, furtive glances and wringing hands. We were all anxious to get started up the mountain. Of course, life doesn’t always proceed as planned. We headed to the park gate to check … Continue reading

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The Kili Story

Now that I’m home (and awake – thank you jet lag), it’s time to write the Kili story. Or start telling. It was a very intense trip for a lot of reasons and I’m still processing it. I think I … Continue reading

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Kili – Back To The Beginning

So…I was much less able to post on the mountain than I expected. Cellular coverage was non-existent for much of our route, and when it was available I was too sick to feel much like typing on my phone (more … Continue reading

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Summit

Summit – sick – down – more later

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Kili

I’m here- 2 days from summit. 1st cance to post. Been sick, but still moving forward slowly, my teammates are great! Julie

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Kilimanjaro prep – the next big thing

ready to go! Julie

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