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16 Canadians Summit Kilimanjaro


A group of 16 Canadians recently got off the mountain this last week, and a story was published about them in a Canadian newspaper. The interesting thing was that most of group was over 50. The group leader was in his seventies and had just recovered from a hernia. Some of the group had never slept in a tent, others had never not had a shower for more than a day, and most of them were in modest shape. But they made it! They endured, the climbed, the fought, and they hiked for a week to Africa’s highest point.

Read this great colorful story on climbing Kilimanjaro.



By Peter Baxter | Permalink | 1 comment | January 23rd, 2007
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By Stephanie | January 27th, 2007
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Don Martin, the author of the story that you linked to, also maintained a blog during the climb. If you enjoyed his National Post report/column, then you will definitely enjoy his blog.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/blog/martin.html

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