Yes, that’s right – One week today I will be starting my climb of Mount Kilimanjaro !!  I’ve wanted to do this FOREVER.  It’s always been on my list of things to do but for various reasons I never did.

So next week I start to realise a dream and to climb Kili the 4th highest mountain in the world, the highest mountain in Africa and 1 of the mountains featured in the 7 summits (7 highest mountains in the 7 continents).

There will be more posts along my journey.  But for now – just now that I start climbing on Saturday 25th Aug and summit day is Saturday 31st Aug.  Before then I have a few days in Moshi to explore, drink coffee and get a local SIM card and after Kili I have a week in the sun in Zanzibar before returning to Dubai.

I meet my fellow trekkers in Moshi the day before the walk starts I don’t know them at all, but guess they will be of similar mind to me. All I know is my adventure will consist of 2 guys and a lady and me and we will be supported by 2 Guides, 10 Porters and a Cook. All of whom start off as strangers, but whom I expect to become good friends with as we walk and talk Kili.

Apparently there are mobile signals occasionally so I will be tweeting and blogging when I can.  If you want to follow me on twitter as I climb I’ll be using the hash tag #BBDKILI (user name is @bettyboodubai)

More posts on Kilimanjaro to follow 🙂


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  • Meet Spencer West, the legless Toronto man who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (

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