Monthly Archives: November 2011

After arriving at camp on the plateau in mid-afternoon at the top of the breach wall we spent the rest of the day resting and trying to stay hydrated.  We all had some level of headache and as long as you did not exert yourself too much the lack of oxygen in the air was not too noticeable.  It had started to snow shortly after we finished the day’s climb and those… Read More

(Some friends and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in February of 2010 and this in an excerpt from a journal I kept.) Step, breathe.  Step breathe.  I stopped to rest and looked carefully down over my right shoulder.  The view was both wonderful and dizzying.  I was somewhere between 16,000 and 18,000 feet on the western breach wall of Mt. Kilimanjaro and I felt like I had been there forever.   Even though… Read More

I am on a plane, again. It seems that I am on planes a lot lately. It tends to go in spurts.  I might go months without having to travel anywhere and then, bang, I find myself at a different airport every week.  I usually request aisle seats, mainly for convenience but today find myself in a window seat.  Sitting here looking out the window I am reminded of the very first… Read More