International Note — 01 August 2013
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International Note: At the Roof of Africa

Mardi Sale in front and Zohra Fazal

One perk of academia is the long summer break with its many opportunities. This summer, Mardi Sale, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, and Zohra Fazal, department of humanities and communication, took on Mt. Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 meters, this is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. En route to the top, the adventurous instructors hiked through forest and alpine desert.  

How did they do?

Leaving Kibo Camp near midnight (hiking at night when the glacier is less treacherous), they made it past 5,000 meters. Fazal reached Gilman’s Point, 5,681 meters, before the rising sun forced her to turn back. Both were elated by their achievement. After exploring a bit more of Tanzania, the two returned to Florida and are keeping an eye out for the nextadventure.

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