If life is a journey, there must be way stations and check points where we are asked to do things that seem beyond us — places where we take stock of where we are, what we are made of, and where we are headed next.
This is Mount Kilimanjaro.
It’s more than a climb. It’s more than (wo)man vs. mountain. It’s more than just about you. And often, it’s more than you think you can do.
These are just a few secret ingredients of a transforming life experience. Our own journey up Mount Kilimanjaro was big, bigger than we’d imagined when we were doing it and surprisingly even bigger still upon reflection.
When we think about travel and personal growth, we find ourselves taking a generous helping of memories and lessons from that mountain — the place where, together with a group of people we now call friends, we put one foot in front of another to get to the top of Africa.