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Your Inspiration:  Very few experiences could be more inspiring and geographically different than to trek through five climate zones and stand on the "roof of Africa," surrounded by melting glaciers, after having lived a childhood on the flat Kansas plains.  
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Artista JOURNEY NAME: Mt Kilimanjaro Climb & Safari
offered by Adventures in Good Company

Name: Janet

From: Claremont, California

Occupation:  Retired Kindergarten Teacher

More About You: Born and reared in rural Western Kansas; have lived in Southern California 36 years.  Widowed, one son.

Your inspiration: Very few experiences could be more inspiring and geographically different than to trek through five climate zones and stand on the "roof of Africa," surrounded by melting glaciers, after having lived a childhood on the flat Kansas plains.  

With whom did you travel? Adventures in Good Company, a group which plans and organizes domestic and international adventures for women of varying ages and levels of fitness.  I usually travel alone, and this company provides all the details necessary and attracts fellow travelers of like interests who meld quickly into a cohesive, compatible group with the help of excellent guides.

Journey Highlights: Reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,340 ft. elevation, was definitely a highlight and personal achievement at age 65.  The beauty and uniqueness of each of the climate zones, observing the personal growth of fellow trekkers as they gained altitude on their own strength and effort, watching the porters nimbly and efficiently carry heavy loads up and over rough terrain, and the marvelous animal safari after the climb were also definite highlights.

Would you recommend this journey to others?  Yes, definitely.  Adventures in Good Company explicitly describes fitness levels of each adventure.  So if the desire and fitness (they provide suggestions for developing fitness appropriate for a particular adventure) are present, go!  It is the experience of a lifetime - safe, fun, personally challenging, and inspiring.

Where do you want to go for your next journey?   I'd like to visit both Peru and India, and spend more time in the Canadian Rockies and the California Sierras.

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