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A few days ago I got a message from another blogger, 5th Grade Teacher, also known as Erin Bohler. We have something in common, we are both preparing to climb Kilimanjaro in July, in fact Erin begins her climb one day after we do. I guess like anyone who’s about to face this mountain one on one, fears about your ability to actually summit starts to creep in. Often when I stop, these thoughts quietly begin to creep into my mind. This is great post that Erin wrote and any doubts I may have had begin to fade away! Nothing is impossible…


Last night when I should have been sleeping, I was busy doubting that I could make it to the to the summit of Kilimanjaro. I have to admit that doubting my physical ability does not come naturally to me, even when the doubt is logical. But, this time my skepticism is completely unfounded. To prove it, I’ve compiled this list of reasons why most anyone should expect to breathe the cold, thin air at 19,340 ft.

1) In December 2011, U.S. 15-year-old Jordan Romero summitted the last of the 7 tallest peaks on each continent.

Hang on to this list, we’re going to need it:

Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro (5,892m; 19,340ft)

Antarctica – Vinson Massif (4,892; 16,050)

Australia – Mt Kosciuszko (2,228m; 7,310ft)

Oceania – Carstensz Pyramid (4,884m; 16,024ft)

Asia – Mt Everest (8,848m; 29,035ft)

Europe – Mt Elbrus (5,642m; 18,510ft)

North America – Mt McKinley (6,194m; 20,320ft)

South America…

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