Writing Your Own Story
Many people will tell you their stories of success and failure as you travel up the mountain. Put them out of your mind and write your own story.
—Peter Mata, Kilimanjaro mountain guide with Recreational Equipment, Inc.
It was the night before our departure to start climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. After a harrowing ride on a third-world airline into Arusha, Tanzania, I had settled into a very comfortable lodge used mainly by foreigners for wildlife safaris. I knew this would be the last of comfortable nights for quite a while and felt apprehensive about the ...