Thursday, November 29, 2012


One of the biggest challenges in summiting Kilimanjaro is dealing with the effects of altitude sickness. Acclimatization is extremely important, as even the most physically fit and seasoned climbers can become ill from the effects of high altitude. Our team will take the slightly longer Machame-Mweka route – extra time on the mountain will aid acclimatization and allow our climbers extra time to recover and prepare for the final push to the summit.

Harold Murray is another one of our climbers. Though he is a seasoned traveler, this will be his first time to East Africa. 

“I am an engineer specializing in sustainable and energy efficient lighting and building design, a field I have worked in for almost 25 years. I am an active cyclist, rower and sailor.

“Susan and I live in the Toronto Beaches and enjoy canoeing and hiking in Ontario. We also travel as much as we can, having explored many parts of the world with trips that usually involve as much walking and outdoor activities as possible.


“I am very much looking forward to traveling to East Africa for the first time and to the challenges of this Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition. My expectation is that it will be quite difficult, but also a truly rewarding experience; a great team with the fine guidance and spirit of Outward Bound. Outward Bound had a profound effect on my life almost 30 years ago and that experiential approach has always inspired me with its ability to develop confidence and strong commitments to teamwork and community service. I would like to help insure that other young people and adults alike will continue to benefit from Outward Bound programs, particularly where financial constraints would make this otherwise difficult or impossible. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to Outward Bound and to encourage our friends and colleagues to contribute as well.”

Please help Harold and his team reach their goal by making a donation to the 2013 Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb and clicking on the "Canada Helps" icon below:

You can make a general donation to the climb or dedicate it specifically to one of the climbers.

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