You can read more about Up Kili at http://www.upkili.com/.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Meanwhile... at the top of Kilimanjaro...
While Jennifer and I were riding camels and hanging out with the Masaii tribe outside of Arusha, our friend Peggy and her daughter Megan were headed to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro. They joined a group called Up Kili which was lead by breast cancer survivor Amy Micks, and raised money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. On March 10th 2007, Peg and Megan celebrated at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing pink boas and proudly displaying the Up Kili banner. Peggy and I shared a tent on a mountain trek in Nepal in 2000, so when I heard she was going to climb Kili in Africa, I seriously considered doing it with her (despite our obvious differences in fitness levels). During the planning for the climb, I was diagnosed with a metastatic tumor, so the climb was out of the question. I was still happy to feel part of it all in a small way by joining Peg and Megan, along with my travel buddy Jennifer, for a safari in the Serengeti after their climb.