Tag Archives: hiking

We Stood on The Roof of Africa

We made it to the top of Kilimanjaro Monday, the highest point on the African continent. A truly epic adventure, we started summit day at 3am, watched the sun rise over Mawenzi, reached Uhuru – Freedom Peak – at 10am, took pictures on the summit for about 20-30 minutes… at 19,340 feet!!!! – and were back at Kibo Hut Camp at 1pm for lunch. After a quick nap, we headed out again at 3:30pm for a 3 hour hike down to Horombo camp. A total of 4,000 feet up, 7,200 feet down on Monday, and another 6,000 feet down to […]

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Up up and away!

It’s hard to leave the beautiful grounds of Legendary Lodge in Arusha (more on that next week!), but we are soooo excited to start our climb up the tallest mountain in Africa….Kilimanjaro! Quick preview: Hiking the Rongai Route Outfitter is Nature Discovery Trip created by Khashana Adventure Travel: www.khashana.com Guide: Pendael Asst Guide: Godlisten Cook: John Waiter: Severin Asst waiter: Musa Campsite manager: Ernest Porters: tbd Day 1: 6500 ft to 9300 ft Day 2: 9300 to 11,300 Day 3: 11,300 to 11,800 Day 4: 11,800 to 14,500 Day 5: 14,500 to 15,800 Day 6: 15,800 to 19,300 SUMMIT!!   […]

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More Table Mountain pics

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Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA

The day before the climb…. there’s the goal in the background….Table Mountain – an iconic South African mountain to conquer! Hiking up Platteklip Gorge:

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September Showers lead to…. Les Trois Vallees

After 4 weeks of almost continuous sunshine in the Alps, this weekend brought thunderstorms to the Val d’Anniviers and the Turtman valley, our from/to points. The Forcletta pass we were to cross is high and steep, and freezing temps were forecast. Hmmm… what to do… our last two days of hiking… Our new good friends, Margaret and Ron, served as our inspiration for skipping out. They had already made alternate plans for train ride to Domodossola, IT and on to Zermatt. That, combined with the fact that we had just finalized our Vail Epic passes a few days earlier, gave […]

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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