Give us a general overview of your adventure: I’ve been traveling for 7 months or so on an around the world trip and stopped off in Tanzania for a month. While there I wanted to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I basically showed up in Moshi with only the ‘want’ and nothing more. I contacted Donovan at Bootsnall and told him what my price range was, what I wanted to do, and then within a couple days, it was setup. Kilimanjaro was something I have always wanted to “conquer” as long as I can remember; something about being on top of the mythical Snows of Kilimanjaro (while they’re still there). I will document the 7 day trip on my website – Never Be Complete for more information about the actual route.
Was it difficult?: yes Why or why not? It was the most difficult physical, mental, and emotional experience I’ve ever gone through. It was harder than I expected; I wasn’t prepared for it I don’t think – though I don’t know if you really can be completely prepared unless you’ve climbed high altitude mountains before.
Would you recommend this adventure trip to someone else? Why or Why Not? Definitely, it was one of the greatest accomplishments for me personally. The experience is one I will never forget.
What do you wish you would have done differently? I wish my friend could have made the trip out there to do it with me.
What kind of advice can you give to other travellers going on this adventure? If possible, do some high altitude climbing beforehand to be sure you will reach the summit.
What type of gear did you bring? I didn’t have much since I was on a larger trip and had to rent most of my gear through the agency – again this was great.
Where is your next big adventure? Why? I’m heading to Asia in the coming months to surf Indonesia and do some more climbing in Nepal.
Did you travel before or after your adventure? If so, where? Yes – I was in Costa Rica, Italy, Czech, Holland, Poland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
On your adventure, what person did you most identify with? Jesus