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Mt. Kilimanjaro


"Maybe you’ll climb Kilimanjaro one day!"
Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  the highest peak in Africa; located in northeastern Tanzania; 19,340 feet high
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  • "Maybe you’ll climb Kilimanjaro one day!"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro when I hit thirty.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Moving toward the apex of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • After awhile it forgot the cerise color of the sun dying behind Kilimanjaro.
    Stephen King  --  Misery

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  • In January 1996, Fischer led a high-profile fund-raising ascent of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, that netted half a million dollars for the charity CARE.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1936), he contrasts the leopard, dead and preserved in the snow on the peak, with the writer dying of gangrene down on the plain.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He had been raised in a family that had relished difficult tasks, like building a school and a hospital in Tanzania, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • For the next eight years, she sent postcards to her family from around the world; Ayers Rock in Australia, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the fjords in Norway, Hong Kong Harbor, the Wawel in Poland.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Before Mount Elgon was eroded down, it may have been the highest mountain in Africa, higher than Kilimanjaro is today.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Kilimanjaro, Popocatepetl, Logan, El Libertado—my favorite peak changed by country; all that we required was that it be "highest mountain" in hearts of locals.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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  • In ten years, the head of every department at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center will be a Tanzanian.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Dempsey threw every molecule of himself into the great achievement of his life—raising money for and founding Tanzania’s first teaching hospital, the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "Yesu ni refiki Yangu, Ah kayee Mbinguni" ("What a friend we have in Jesus, He lives in Heaven"), he sang in Swahili, the language they had used in the plain church building, with its distant view of Kilimanjaro, at services every Sunday.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And you’re not allowed to say Kilimanjaro.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • But in 1958, when he was only three months old, his parents had packed him along on the great adventure of their lives, a posting to work as missionaries teaching in Tanzania, in the shadow of the continent’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And "Eliana," which means "gift of God," in Chagga, the tribal language of the Kilimanjaro region, after Mortenson’s late beloved sister Christa Eliana Mortenson.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • When she briefly got up to leave the table, he muttered that she had once climbed Kilimanjaro.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • And those other drugs that do almost as much for us; some kids go Earthside to school now; And Tibet catapult—took seventeen years instead of ten; Kilimanjaro job was finished sooner.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I’ve climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and felt how quickly the dense Kenyan heat at the base of the mountain transforms into the chill of its snowcapped peak, where deep breaths are hard to find.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He saw this life rising before him as clearly as he’d seen the summit of Kilimanjaro as a boy, as brilliantly as the peerless pyramid of K2 still haunted his dreams.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In addition to himself, the three male climbers, and a British climber and photographer named Bruce Herrod, Woodall wanted to include a woman on the expedition, so prior to leaving South Africa he invited six female candidates on a physically grueling but technically undemanding ascent of 19,340-foot Kilimanjaro.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • In bagging Everest, he became the first person to climb all of the Seven Summits,* a feat that brought him worldwide renown, spurred The highest peaks on each of the seven continents are: Everest, 29,028 feet (Asia); Aconcagua, 22,834 feet (South America); McKinley (also known as Denali) rus, 18,510 feet (Europe); Vinson Massif America); Kilimanjaro, 19,340 feet (Africa); Elb , 20,320 feet (North feet (Antarctica); Kosciusko, 7,316 feet (Australia).
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Finally, when Dempsey deemed his son old enough to make the climb, rather than enjoying his trip to the top of Africa, Greg says, "I gagged and puked my way up Kilimanjaro.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And Mortenson, then a bullishly fit thirty-five-year-old, who had summited Kilimanjaro at age eleven, who’d been schooled on the sheer granite walls of Yosemite, then graduated to half a dozen successful Himalayan ascents, had no doubt when he arrived in May that he would soon stand on what he considered "the biggest and baddest summit on Earth.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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