Mount Kilimanjaro Trip Report (#4027)
- Signed By: Michele Liccardi
- Date submitted: August 13, 2004
I NEVER thought I could do this. With encouragement and support of my 14 member group, I made it to Uhuru in 10 hours! Pole-pole like never before! BREATHING & water are so important. My coaches Jose and Tom taught me that. I was completely without experience, but took it SLOWLY, drank water, and hyperventilated consistently. From there it was mind over matter and believing in myself like I had never done before. Be SMART and safe about it. If you make it to Uhuru, don't forget to stop and enjoy the glaciers and feeling of being separated from the rest of the world and suspended from life as we know if, even for just a brief moment. That's what the "freedom" in Uhuru meant to me: escaping from all that day-to-day stuff we all get caught up in, but it really doesn't mean anything in who we are.