COVID Skiing

  In the midst of a pandemic, if presented an opportunity to safely do something that makes you feel normal, then you go for it. Friends had planned a quick trip out to Colorado to get some early season runs in, and Charlie and I match up well with their ski...

Kilimanjaro Summit

June 19th, 2016 – 5895m (19340ft) We woke up in the dark to start our hike.  The crew stayed behind and so it was just us Peter and Gideon.  We would zig zag on switch backs sometimes slipping on rocks.  At one point someone in the group ahead of us lost a lens...

Kilimanjaro Day 6

June 20th, 2016  The rest of the hike was long but light.  The hardest part of going downhill is watching out for your toes.  It was warmer, wetter, and the vegetation came back.  We saw waterfalls, porcupine needles, runners, and people that had no business hiking...

Kilimanjaro Day 4

June 18th, 2016 – 4720m (15420ft). Amy and I are getting into a routine.  Cooked breakfast, leave our bags, start our hike.  Amy was offered toilet service before we left for the trip.  I thought it sounded kind of silly, but the first time I tried to use the...

Kilimanjaro Day 3

June 17th, 2016 – 3800m (12715ft). After another breakfast of Eggs and Sausage, we started our hike and left the land of vegetation.  The place looked like a moonscape.  And there were fields of cairns that people had moved over time.  I of course stacked my...