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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Three disabled veterans. Three unfulfilled dreams. One distant mountaintop. When they open their eyes Monday morning, Kirk Bauer, Neil Duncan and Dan Nevins will climb from their tents, shoulder their packs and begin a weeklong quest to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, Africa's highest peak. "And we only have one good leg among us," says Bauer, 62, who has the good leg. To reach the top, they will pass through four climate zones, negotiate boulder fields and loose rock, and fight the thin air and effects of altitude sickness.
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By Karen Mawdsley and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world. That's easier said than done, but Perlow's father, Howard, said he thinks his daughter will make it. "When she sets a goal, she usually finds a way to complete that goal," he said. Since 1991, Kilimanjaro-goers have been legally required to climb with a guide, so Perlow, 26, is hitting the hillside with the travel organization Adventures Within Reach and three other climbers, excluding the guides.
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By Karen Mawdsley and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world. That's easier said than done, but Perlow's father, Howard, said he thinks his daughter will make it. "When she sets a goal, she usually finds a way to complete that goal," he said. Since 1991, Kilimanjaro-goers have been legally required to climb with a guide, so Perlow, 26, is hitting the hillside with the travel organization Adventures Within Reach and three other climbers, excluding the guides.
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By Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Under Armour's newest football commercial begins with high school players rushing to a practice field set beneath the Baltimore skyline. Some carry their gear through subway turnstiles. Others pedal furiously on bikes. A few jump into the bed of a pickup truck that halts just long enough for them to settle in for the ride. Ray Lewis, the retired Ravens linebacker, suggested that last scene based on his own memories of finding his way to practice long before he thought about a pro career that ended this year with a Super Bowl championship.
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By Nancy Menefee Jackson and Nancy Menefee Jackson,Special to the Sun | February 20, 2000
It used to bother Ellie Zartman when people asked her if she wanted a senior citizen discount. Now the 64-year-old laughs about it. After conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, age doesn't seem to matter. Last August Zartman climbed Kilimanjaro, which at 19,800 feet is the highest peak in Africa. Now she's in New Zealand, climbing Mount Cook and Arthur's Pass, and hiking in Tongariro National Park, where she plans to climb active volcanoes. Her trek from late middle age to mountaineering started innocently enough.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
For Dagmar Slaven, there's little difference between Africa's tallest peak and a set of stairs without a banister: Both are equally impossible for her to climb. "My upper legs are so weak," she explained from her home in Weymouth, Mass. "I cannot handle any kind of steps unless there's a railing I can pull myself up with." She can't walk on the beach. She can't easily get out of a chair. She can't swallow reliably, and now she is starting to lose control of the fingers in her left hand.
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December 12, 2001
4 kids: FEATURED SITE OF THE MONTH TROPICAL SNOW PEAK: MOUNT KILIMANJARO Hiking shoes are a must for a trek up the mountain at the Crown of Africa Web site at www.altrec.com / features / crownofafrica / .You'll need the Flash 4 plug-in to see all the cool interactive material. Located in the heart of Africa in Tanzania, 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro is a world treasure. The site will fill you in on all the details: the five climate zones, the four routes to the summit and fun historical facts.
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By Tom Dunkel | December 31, 2002
WASHINGTON - On New Year's Eve 1994, I was in a plane bound for Africa, one of nine passengers heading off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Hemingway's famously snow-capped peak. At midnight we drank a champagne toast from plastic cups. The toastmaster was Scott Fischer, our group leader, a world-class mountaineer from Seattle and the owner of a small adventure-travel company. A wide, worn trail leads to the top of 19,335-foot Mount Kilimanjaro. It's dotted with crude bunkhouses overflowing with garbage and ill-prepared, amateur climbers.
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By June Sawyers, Tribune Newspapers | December 20, 2009
"Kilimanjaro: A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa" Interlink Books, $20 Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa but also, according to author Michel Moushabeck, one of the most accessible. But Moushabeck was under no illusions about the difficulty of the trip. Before he and photographer Hiltrud Schulz left, they consulted with physicians who offered advice on travel-related illnesses as well as the importance of recognizing illnesses associated with high-altitude climbing.
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October 22, 2006
IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE Caribbean more often than to the corner grocer, as cruise specialist Rick White puts it, where else can you go this winter to flee the cold without having to mortgage your house? CRUISER FRIENDLY ONBOARD GUIDE TO ALASKA'S INSIDE PASSAGE Cruiser Friendly Publications / $18.00 We all know that Alaska is big, but just how big? According to author Terry Breen, Alaska is more than 570,000 square miles; and with a population of less than 650,000, that translates into 1.2 people per square mile.
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Sports Digest | July 5, 2013
Ravens Ray Lewis climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis embarked Wednesday on a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa at an elevation of 19,340 feet. Lewis is joined on the trip by Doug Pitt , the brother of actor Brad Pitt and a goodwill ambassador in Tanzania, and retired Pro Bowl Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tommie Harris . Lewis is raising money and awareness about the need for clean water in East Africa. The climb is scheduled to continue through Monday.
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By Bob Allen | August 15, 2011
With visible excitement, Chris Glass runs his finger across a large wall map of the world at the world headquarters of the nonprofit, IMA World Health, in New Windsor. He carefully traces his route to Tanzania, then taps his finger gently on Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak on the African continent. In a few weeks, Glass, a Westminster native and a communications officer with IMA World Health, will be climbing the 19,336-foot summit. His objective is to raise both awareness and funding to fight for Burkitt's lymphoma, a particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer for which IMA provides treatment in Tanzania and other Third World countries.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Three disabled veterans. Three unfulfilled dreams. One distant mountaintop. When they open their eyes Monday morning, Kirk Bauer, Neil Duncan and Dan Nevins will climb from their tents, shoulder their packs and begin a weeklong quest to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, at 19,340 feet, Africa's highest peak. "And we only have one good leg among us," says Bauer, 62, who has the good leg. To reach the top, they will pass through four climate zones, negotiate boulder fields and loose rock, and fight the thin air and effects of altitude sickness.
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By June Sawyers, Tribune Newspapers | December 20, 2009
"Kilimanjaro: A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa" Interlink Books, $20 Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa but also, according to author Michel Moushabeck, one of the most accessible. But Moushabeck was under no illusions about the difficulty of the trip. Before he and photographer Hiltrud Schulz left, they consulted with physicians who offered advice on travel-related illnesses as well as the importance of recognizing illnesses associated with high-altitude climbing.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2008
Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Palmer, a retired educator whose love of walking took her from a department store escalator to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, died Saturday of heart failure at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. She was 82. Elizabeth Machen was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. She was a graduate of the old Greenwood School in Ruxton and was a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in French in 1947. In 1948, she married C. Harvey Palmer Jr., who later became a professor of electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.
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October 22, 2006
IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE Caribbean more often than to the corner grocer, as cruise specialist Rick White puts it, where else can you go this winter to flee the cold without having to mortgage your house? CRUISER FRIENDLY ONBOARD GUIDE TO ALASKA'S INSIDE PASSAGE Cruiser Friendly Publications / $18.00 We all know that Alaska is big, but just how big? According to author Terry Breen, Alaska is more than 570,000 square miles; and with a population of less than 650,000, that translates into 1.2 people per square mile.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2008
Elizabeth M. "Betsy" Palmer, a retired educator whose love of walking took her from a department store escalator to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, died Saturday of heart failure at Fairhaven Retirement Community in Sykesville. She was 82. Elizabeth Machen was born in Baltimore and raised in Ruxton. She was a graduate of the old Greenwood School in Ruxton and was a magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in French in 1947. In 1948, she married C. Harvey Palmer Jr., who later became a professor of electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.
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