Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kibo and Mawenzi

When one gets over the initial challenge of climbing a mountain, there are two possible outcomes: one either becomes engulfed and takes interest in mountains wherever they appear, or one becomes totally repulsed by the initial experience and does not want to come close to even an anthill.

Mt. Kilimanjaro with Kibo, on the left, and Mawenzi, on the right as seen from Moshi.
I believe I am one of those in the former group and, had I started climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro twenty years ago, I would have attempted the Seven Summits challenge, climbing the seven highest mountains of each of the seven continents.

The highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro is on Kibo.

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