Africa

Kilimanjaro National Park

Should I Climb Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro?

Should I Climb Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro?

I want to climb one of the Seven Summits and have narrowed the list to Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro. I’m in excellent shape and an experienced hiker, but not a mountaineer. Which one would you recommend?

How do I beat the cold atop 19,340-foot Kilimanjaro?

How do I beat the cold atop 19,340-foot Kilimanjaro?

I climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August. I have been skiing before but never in sub-zero conditions. Will two layers of long underwear under two layers of fleece and a waterproof, windproof shell jacket be enough to handle the cold at over 19,000 feet? Or do I really need to get down or something like it? Steve Moorpark, California

I Poached the White Elephant

I Poached the White Elephant

High over Hemingway's Africa, our hero discovered a last epic feat somehow still undone. Going where no man has ever bothered to go before, he vowed to become the first person to descend Mount Kilimanjaro on a pair of stubby Kneissel Big Foot snowboards. Never mind that it was illegal, and basically insane.