One of mountaineering's "Seven Summits", Mt. Kilimanjaro is a climb
trekking over five climate zones to reach the summit at 19,341 feet. Although
a non-technical climb, summiting Kilimanjaro does not mean the climb is
not without challenge. Trekking six to eight hours per day (with summit night
taking 14 hours or more) over several days while at altitude where the air gets
significantly thinner, this adventure to reach the summit will be described.
– Irene Fiala, Ph.D.
Irene Fiala, Ph.D., M.B.A., is an Associate Professor in the Department
of Sociology at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. A self-described
adventurer who has traveled to the seven continents and 60 or so countries,
Fiala will hike the Black Forest this summer. Having summited Kilimanjaro,
she plans to make summit bids to two of the other “7 Summits” in the near
future: Mt. Elbrus in Russia and Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.