The Roof of Africa

At 7am on 17th February 2012, we reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895m, commonly known as The Roof of Africa.

Reaching the summit evoked mixed emotions, firstly the joy of achieving my 50th birthday wish of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro but tempered by the realization that this amazing adventure was almost over.  The highlight has been the journey towards the summit, the wonderful days of hiking and camping around the mountain, each bringing new experiences and vistas, learning about Tanzania its people and culture, appreciating the hard-working porters and guides, making new friends and finding out a little more about myself.

It was immensely rewarding experience to test yourself and see what your limits are.  If anything, it was an adventure.