It's almost the new year, and I'm getting older, and someone asked me about my bucket list recently. I didn't have one. Now I do. I want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
I've been learning a little about it and with Africa more than just a hop away, it's an expensive idea. There's the transportation issue and then the cost of the organized - and obligatory - trek guide (some pay as much as $5K). Oh - and it's sorta important to be rather fit. After all, you are hiking for 7 days to reach the summit at 19,336 feet! It is the world's tallest walkable mountain and hikers go through 5 different climatic zones to reach the
summit. It really does sound amazing and so bucket-list-worthy. Who wants to join me?