May 19, 2017

As the sun set on the Barafu Hut camp, the temperature dropped, and the winds accelerated.

The plan was to rest a few hours and then start the summit push at about 1 AM. 

Of course, I could not fall asleep.  I was also feeling the effects of the sore shoulder, the b...

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From January 19 to 28, 2017, I traveled to Tanzania to climb Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

I did so in honor and memory of my late girlfriend,  Sueyoung Yoo,  who passed away in 2015 from a ruptured brain aneurysm.

 

Sueyoung was a talented piano player and vocalist. She always had a smile on her face and a vibrant, positive attitude. You can learn all about her at www.Sueyoungyoo.com.

The climb up Kilimanjaro lasted 5 and 1/2 days. I have created a blog entry for each day of the climb, combined with pertinent information about brain aneurysms. Just click the links on the menu at the top of this page.

I hope these posts capture the beauty of the mountain and the challenge in climbing it, while spreading awareness about brain aneurysms. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in her memory, you can do so at  www.sueyoungyoobaf.com