How to Choose the Best Suited Kilimanjaro Route for You

Each year, approximately 25,000 people attempt to climb the 5,895 meter Mount Kilimanjaro - Africa’s highest summit and the world’s highest free-standing mountain – around half of whom don’t succeed at reaching the summit. Although the climbing motives may change, almost everyone wants to reach the summit.Many elements contribute to the success or failure of summiting Mt Kili: how physically and mentally prepared you are, the gear you’re u...


The Mountain Reintroduced Me To My Daughter, and I'm In Awe

As humans, we are naturally wired to reach out and connect. While we form many bonds and relationships throughout our lifetimes, there are many variables that define and shape those relationships such as the roads we tread together. In the 20 years of mothering Lina, my only daughter among five children, we have been through many ups and downs together; but of all that we’ve been through, I will always remember the time we climbed Mount To...


Blessings like to hide

This is the first edition of U Got Inspiration - an initiative to help inspire others through the stories of every day super heroes. In just a few days, I've received many stories that have astounded me. People go through things on a daily basis far more difficult than climbing Everest but we never know about it. Why? because the media is too busy reporting tragedy and because we sometimes don't fully appreciate the effect that our experie...