Climbing Kilimanjaro

I saw this article from MSNBC earlier today while reading the latest posts over at Gadling.

Essentially, it’s the story of one man planning to climb Kilimanjaro after watching an IMAX movie. The article offers a little background on the climb and day by day, synopsis of his trip.

For those that don’t know, Kili is the tallest mountain in Africa, towering 19,340 feet above sea level. It is not a technical climb, but more of a very challenging hike over several days.

It is challenging none the less, as you pass through every climate zone on Earth on your way to the summit!

On the one hand, I applaud the writer’s decision to tackle a Kilimanjaro climb. I’ve seen this IMAX video, and it is excellent, inspiring me to do the same climb. Which I fully intend to do in a few years, before the ice caps retreat and the snows of Kilimanjaro are gone forever.

On the other hand, I agree with Gadling’s post that says why don’t you write about the climb after you’ve completed it.

It’s far more interesting than reading about what you’re going to be doing. Let’s hope there is a follow-up article with details about how the trip went down in a few months.

Kraig Becker