Recently my friend Amber Travsky (Contributing Outdoors Columnist for the Laramie Boomerang) wrote a nice piece on my summit of Mount Kilimanjaro; it appeared in our local newspaper July 15, 2017. I tried forwarding the Boomerang article to a few of you but was unsuccessful. So, Amber provided me an unedited copy and gave me permission to share. Have also included two photos appearing in the paper with newspaper captions, as well as a photo that’s a favorite of mine. Now that all the Kilimanjaro photos are catalogued I’ll begin cataloging photos from my June trip to Kenya; will share some shortly.
Mount Kilimanjaro rises above the savannah of Tanzania. At 19,344 feet, it is the highest point in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. Laramie resident Michael Day recently made it to the summit during a seven-day trek that began at 6,000 feet. (Laramie Boomerang July 15, 2017)
Laramie resident Michael Day poses at Uhuru Peak, marking the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Day, an avid trekker who hiked to the base camp of Mount Everest five years ago, said coming down from the summit and completing an 18-hour hike in one day was one of his toughest days ever in all his adventures. He’s ready to do it again though, and is already contemplating a return to include more time to explore the volcano summit of Kilimanjaro. (Laramie Boomerang July 15, 2017)