This trip to Kilimanjaro is a very special adventure for me. Having lost two grandparents to cancer in college, I was inspired to make a difference and bring awareness to the devastating disease. I started a fundraising campaign climbing 14,000 ft. plus mountains in Colorado (14 ers), and that is how I met Sean over 11 years ago. Since then, we have been climbing partners, working together to make a difference in this world.
I met my wife over 11 years ago, and on our first date, we talked about climbing Kilimanjaro together with Sean. We have always said that we wouldn’t climb Kilimanjaro with anyone other than Sean. It is now time to make that dream a reality! I will be climbing alongside my wife and my mom on this trip, two people that mean a great deal to me.
I mixed my training up this year, and have focused on intense yoga sessions backed up by running and climbing 14 ers. The yoga has really made a difference in my overall flexibility and strength, and the running and climbing has increased my stamina. Overall I feel I am ready for the climb, and with a month left before we depart, I should only get better.
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