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Lee and Jake’s Kilimanjaro Slideshow
I have posted a link to this Kilimanjaro video before, but I watched it again, and really got me excited. As the vocals on the music begin, it gets me pumped for climbing Africa’s highest mountain – all the memories, experiences, new friends made and the hardships of tackling such a great adventure.
Even though I help organize adventures around the world, sometimes my career feels routine. I get up early in the morning, eat breakfast, go to work, talk to people on the phone all day, go home, eat, visit with my wife and child, go to bed. The days go by, the weeks go by, the months go by, and the years go by.
However, whenever I see videos like this – of trips that I helped organize – I feel really lucky to help people plan life changing, memorable adventures around the world that quite often change their lives, and perspectives, forever. These trips are stories people share with their grandchildren.
I used to do PR for a company that worked with Microsoft in their banking division – and while some of my friends are still at the company, making great money, I couldn’t find happiness in just pitching a product everyday. Fortunately, I found happiness in exploring the world and helping people do it too.
Love your video – I am meant to be working hard at the moment but leave for my rtw trip in 3 weeks, so not easy! We are in Nairobi for a week and I am considering this trip. Your slideshow was very inspiring! It looks pretty difficult though. How fit do you have to be to do this trip? I go the gym quite regularly but it still looks quite challenging! Do you think training before hand is required?
Lisa, you don’t necessarily have to train beforehand. We both work out regularly but it’s not a necessity. It is difficult but if you hydrate and take your time you can do it and it is a tremendous experience all the way. I wrote a day by day account of my trip and have posted it on my website, http://www.leeabbamonte.com and it may shed some light on some question you might have. Donovan here at BNA put our trip together and did a great job so definitely talk to him if you are interested in doing Kili. I am glad that you enjoyed our slideshow and please feel free to email me or post if you had any other questions.