Mountain Women: Outward Bound Kenya

Willing to try anything during my Peace Corps service, I applied to be a temporary instructor at the Outward Bound Mountain School. Located in Loitokitok, Kenya on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the school courses were for men with one exception. Once that year, young women from secondary schools throughout East Africa participated in the challenging program. In spite of my inexperience, I was accepted to be an instructor for that course.

On the top of Kilimanjaro

After rigorous training, both physical and mental, we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Along with the students, I discovered abilities in myself that surprised and delighted me. And there were the hard lessons I learned; I would like to forget the details.

It was an experience I remember in great detail for the challenges and the victories that have served me well.

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