Ever dreamed of climbing #Kilimanjaro? Well, here’s…

Ever dreamed of climbing #Kilimanjaro? Well, here's...

Ever dreamed of climbing #Kilimanjaro? Well, here’s your chance! We’ve still got a few spots left for this amazing adventure with @africaschoolassistanceproject. From June 11-22, 2016, I’ll lead (with superstar guide, @sid_pattison) a team of climbers to this incredible 19,340 foot summit. This will be my 7th trip to the mountain, and we’ll be climbing it via the quiet, stunning, and dry #Rongai Route, with a special itinerary that will give us ample time to acclimate, enjoy, and reach the Top of Africa!
This is an adventure you don’t want to miss. And, one of the many beauties of Kilimanjaro is that no prior climbing experience is needed: you simply need basic fitness, desire, and a sense of adventure. And, on this trip, you’ll not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but you’ll do so while supporting #Africa School Assistance Project and seeing their community-changing work firsthand!

If you’re interested, please contact me for more information, or see link in my profile. We’d love to have you along! And, for those #Denver-area folks, we’ll be having an informational meeting next week – contact me for more information.

Mount Kilimanjaro

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  1. Gary Pedeville
    Gary PedevilleApril 16,16

    Hi Jake,

    I was searching the internet looking for information on climbing Mt. Kiliminjaro, and found your website.
    It has always been a goal of mine to do this.
    Anyway I am sure you don’t remember me, but I climbed Mt. Rainier with your as the lead guide many years ago, with RMI. I think I recall you saying that was your first time as the lead guide.
    Everyone on the team made the summit, which was a first for that season.

    At that time, I was very fit as a marathon runner and I easily made the Rainier summit.
    But time took its tool and my fitness is not what is was. But recently I have lost weight and have been working hard on the bike and swimming.
    So I was wondering what you think is the required fitness level to attempt Mt. Kiliminjaro.

    Anyway, I’d be happy to hear back from you.
    Making the summit of Rainier was a highlight for me – so thanks for the great job of guiding those 2 days. I remember that experience very well.

    Gary Pedeville

    • Jake Norton
      Jake NortonApril 16,16

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for your note and for the memory! So glad you had a good trip many moons ago on Rainier, and I’d love to climb with you again!

      On Kili, the most important thing is a reasonable level of fitness and a big desire. Like Rainier, Kili demands a lot of tenacity on summit day: it’s long, high, and tiring, but the rewards are beyond belief. This will be my 7th expedition to the mountain, and on those trips I’ve guided people to the top with all levels of fitness and experience, from rote novices to folks who had climbed high in the Himalaya before.

      So, in a nutshell, if you have a reasonable level of fitness and a strong desire, it’s definitely within your ability.

      If you would, please drop me a note through the form here and we can chat via email: http://mountainworldproductions.com/contact-us

      Thanks, Gary, and hope we can connect for more fun!

      Best regards,


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