Member Keith Taylor and his very new wife Brenda decided to climb Kilimanjaro as part of their Honeymoon
Kilimanjaro for a Honeymoon!!!
It may seem unlikely but a member of the Poundbury Rotary
Club recently celebrated his honeymoon with his new wife climbing the tallest
mountain in Africa. Kilimanjaro is some 5,895 metres above sea level, and is
the result of volcanic eruption some 150,000 years ago. Allegedly the first
persons to climb to the top did so in 1889, and the mountain is part of the
Kilimanjaro National Park.
Keith and Brenda Taylor decided some time ago
that the climb would be a good way of remembering their great day, which turned
out to be seven days. Despite being keen walkers and explorers, they were
rather challenged by the climb, accompanied by two guides and some nine bearers
carrying everything from food to tents. Keith talked about their exertions at
the Rotary Club meeting held at the Café on the Green at 7.30 in the morning.
The challenge ahead in the clouds
Base camp and the final push - starting in the dark next day