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Everest with Mountain Madness

Kilimanjaro guides take a holiday between busy Mountain Madness schedule

Ben Mal­i­ty and climbers on Mt. Kil­i­man­jaro sum­mit Oct. 2010!

Thank you to every­one who has joined us recent­ly on our Mt. Kil­i­man­jaro climbs! Many of you prob­a­bly met lead guide Ben Mal­i­ty on your trip. Check out what he’s up to on his month off below! For those of you who have not yet had the plea­sure of join­ing us on the slopes of Kili, we have many con­firmed trips com­ing up!

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There are very few months through­out the year when Mt. Kil­i­man­jaro expe­ri­ences heavy rain or snow, mak­ing it avail­able to climb nine months out of the year. Dur­ing the so-called short rains” of Novem­ber, Ben Mal­i­ty, shared with us what his plans were for his long month away from the mountain.

Ben Mal­i­ty. David Bates photo

Ben was very excit­ed to spend time at home with his fam­i­ly. On Novem­ber 20th, Ben attend­ed his wife’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny, where she received an advanced diplo­ma in Nurs­ing at KCMC (Chris­t­ian Med­ical Cen­ter) Hos­pi­tal, where she stud­ied for three years. 

In cel­e­bra­tion of her hard work and suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of her stud­ies, he is treat­ing her to a vaca­tion to Dar es Salaam, where he will take her to the his­toric town of Bag­amoyo, the orig­i­nal cap­i­tal of Ger­man East Africa. As his­to­ry is one of Ben’s many inter­ests, this voy­age will be a par­tic­u­lar treat for him as well. 

The East and Cen­tral African Foot­ball Chal­lenge Cup will take place in Dar es Salaam this year dur­ing Ben’s vaca­tion. He and his wife will join the many African soc­cer fans excit­ed to see the 13 coun­tries com­pete, includ­ing Ivory Coast and Cameroon. Ben joins mil­lions of peo­ple around the world when he says, I love soc­cer very much!!!”

Once Decem­ber rolls around, Ben will be back in Arusha prepar­ing for his Decem­ber climbs up Kilimanjaro.

Crater near the sum­mit of Kili. Jef­frey Dem­mon photo

Ben was a joy to be with and pro­vid­ed our group with the right com­bi­na­tion of encour­age­ment and con­fi­dence. We had the utmost trust in him.” ~ Liz H.

Ben went above and beyond his role as a guide (which he did superbly) in teach­ing us about the cul­ture and cus­toms of the region. The entire trip far exceed­ed any of our expec­ta­tions. The per­son who referred us said, Once you trav­el with Moun­tain Mad­ness, you will nev­er trav­el with any­one else.’ Truer words were nev­er spo­ken.” ~ Nik­ki G. 

Join­ing Moun­tain Mad­ness on Mt. Kil­i­man­jaro brings climbers a greater plea­sure than the expe­ri­ence of being on the tallest peak in Africa. The guides com­plete the expe­ri­ence, shar­ing their sto­ries, offer­ing sup­port and cre­at­ing new friend­ships while on the moun­tain. Call us today to plan your adven­ture with Ben and our oth­er guides on Kili!