Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Life's challenges

A constant backdrop to the Trek last week were amazing views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

This photo was taken by my "tent-mate" Gavin B.

At Kilimanjaro International Airport on Saturday, we met a number of people who had just climbed to the top of that famous mountain. Many of them were doing so on behalf of the Countryside Alliance.

On the short trip back to Nairobi on our Precision Air ATR-72, I spoke to one the the "Kili" gang. A charming young woman from SW London. She explained that 25 out of the 28 starters reached the summit. Impressive!

You see, whenever you reach a goal or climb a mountain, whether it be metaphorical or physical, there's always another one on the next horizon to climb. Or putting it another way - life's challenges never stop.

What's your next challenge?


Anonymous said...

What a stunning view, lucky you. And I just love that blue sky.

James Higham said...

A simple question, Jeremy but impossible to answer.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Jeremy. That's an amazing photo and the quote in the link cheered me up on a "down" day.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Why do humans who climb mountains go back down them straight away? Dian Fossey was one of the few stayers.

James Higham said...

Yes sir, I concur with the two lovely ladies above. By the way, Jeremy, this is my fifth attempt to post this little comment.

Colin Campbell said...

My friend lives in Tanzania. She went on the Kilimanjaro trek and said it was the hardest thing that she ever did. She didn't make it to the top and her comment was that it looked better from afar as we see from your photographs.