Category Archives: Seven Summits

Destination: Kilimanjaro

July 28 – August 3, 2013

After a grueling five day approach trek in the thin air of extreme altitude, Scout Simon (14) left the comfort of his warm sleeping bag at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013, and an hour later headed out into the sub-zero dark of night (-10°C to -15°C) – with only half the oxygen to breathe than at sea level – to begin his climb to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa – 19,341 feet/5,895 metres above Tanzania and Kenya – the highest free-standing mountain in the world – one of the legendary “Seven Summits” – Kilimanjaro!

Here’s a video photo-diary of his journey:

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More photos:

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And here’s a video photo-diary from his travels in Africa after his climb:

 

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