Earlier this week, Dave Adlard –– my co-host on The Adventure Podcast –– and I floated an idea out to listeners. We asked if anyone would be potentially interested in joining the two us on a climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa. We know that Kili is a popular destination for many adventurers, and while I’ve been there twice myself, Dave has yet to give it a go. With that in mind, we have hatched the very beginnings of a plan to possibly organizing a trip for podcast listeners and Adventure Blog readers.
To be clear, at this point this is just a concept that we’re toying around with, but if we get enough positive feedback we’d genuinely like to move ahead with the project. The idea would be to partner with one of the Kilimanjaro guiding companies (I have good connections with several!) and put a group together that would spend a week or so climbing to the Roof of Africa. We would potentially add the option for a safari afterwards if there were enough people who wanted to do that too, but all of the plans and details would come together in due time.
At this point, I’d guess that such a trip wouldn’t take place until sometime in 2020, so anyone who wanted to join us would have plenty of time to make their plans, get their gear together, and possibly get into trekking shape. While Kilimanjaro is a non-technical mountain, it does rise up to 19,340 feet (5894 meters), making it a sizable challenge thanks to the altitude. We’d want to be sure everyone had plenty of time to prepare, not to mention have enough notice to block off time to be away.
So? Are you interested in potentially joining us on such a trip? If so, leave a comment below this post or drop me an email with your thoughts. If everything comes together, we could get the chance to go on a great adventure together in one of my favorites places on Earth.
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