- Oct. 1, 2014
-- Boulder, CO [October 1, 2014]:
Climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro can broaden one’s horizons. Jonathan Clayberg, 29, of Waukee, IA, should know, as he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in September 2014. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa (19,340 ft.) and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. To climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Clayberg and his group traveled in style on a luxury trek up the Lemosho Route with adventure travel outfitter Adventures within Reach (adventureswithinreach.com)
The Lemosho Route on Mt. Kilimanjaro (http://adventureswithinreach.com/
Route) is the longest route and climbers take eight days to reach the summit. All the trekking routes on Kilimanjaro are non-technical and can be accomplished by anyone in reasonable good physical condition. "Kilimanjaro is our most popular trek," says Robin Paschall, owner of Adventures Within Reach. "Of the famous 'Seven Summits,' this is the easiest to get to and to climb. Most people add a cultural tour like a safari and some choose to enhance their experience by choosing our luxury trek option. But no matter how one does it, summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro is truly a trip of a lifetime." Clayberg’
s friends and family enjoyed extra amenities on their luxury Kilimanjaro trek (http://adventureswithinreach.com/tanzania/kilimanjaro/lux...
), including more privacy during the trek, extra porter help, and hot lunches on the mountain. Clayberg praised his luxury trip, saying, “Our team for Kilimanjaro went above and beyond to meet all of our needs and we never felt lost, unsafe or unsure of this adventure.”
Clayberg also had this to say about his reasons for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (http://adventureswithinreach.com/
. “My inspiration started when I studied abroad in 2004. Since then I have had a constant desire to discover, learn and grow. Culture is something is easily lost within our Western Civilization and globalization. By pushing one's comfort zones physically, mentally, and sociologically one can experience an enhanced level of growth and perspective for the world around us. We are such a small part of a very big world and I desire to experience as much of it as possible.” Clayberg credited his friend, Nag Odekar, of Chicago, IL for making the trip possible.
Before summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro, Clayberg and three of his friends also went on a three day safari. The three day safari (http://adventureswithinreach.com/tanzania/safari/overview...
) took them to three of Tanzania's best areas for wildlife viewing, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire. Lake Manyara is ideal for viewing birdlife with over 400 species. Ngorongoro is the largest intact crater in the world abundant with wild game including elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, lions, leopards, and hyenas. Tarangire is a beautiful park filled with baobabs and acacias with a large variety of game such as zebras, elephants, giraffes, and waterbuck. Regarding his safari experience, Clayberg declared, “The safari was full of wildlife and the lodges were top notch.”About Adventures Within Reach
Adventures Within Reach offers treks and cultural tours to Tanzania, Peru, Galapagos, and the Himalayas. AWR sends thousands of people each year on their dream adventure to Tanzania. For more information about specific packages and prices, contact Adventures Within Reach at 303-500-5047, or visit http://www.AdventuresWithinReach.com