Thursday, August 18, 2011

Made it to the top!

Just a quick note that I have made it to the top of Kilimanjaro and back down.

A lot of the porters and guides doubted that I could make it to the top. This challenge was as much a mental one as it was a physical one. I had to calm feelings of doubt along the way. I used mantras such as "Strong, Steady, smooth" and "I believe in me" with each step to squash negative feelings and continue on this journey.

I am so grateful for your support along this long, hard journey. Hope your summer has been full of awesome adventures.

1 comment:

TaniaF said...

Thanks for the inspiration. With me being some 260 pounds thereabouts I start my climb 27 December 2012. I have been working hard and surprising my trainers for almost a year now so feel physically and mentally strong for the challenge! Others doubt me I can see it in their eyes - but that does not phase me! Machame Route is the one I am taking - which one did you do? Any must do recommendations for the climb? Hope to hear from you all the best and regards