Monday, July 20, 2009

DI’s CEO Jim Baker Climbs Kilimanjaro

Jim just returned from making his second summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 19,340’. After first climbing Kili in 2007, Jim returned for a second time joined by his son-in-law Garrett, one of his best friends Kent Farney and his two sons. “This time, we took the longest and most difficult route.” The eight day trip included sleeping four nights nights above 16,000’ with the final night at 18,700’. “It’s hard to describe the satisfaction and exhilaration of climbing Kilimanjaro. Physically, it is the most demanding thing I’ve ever done, but the beauty and incredible views make it all worthwhile”.

We then spent five days on a photo safari touring Lake Manyara, The Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater. We were able to get up close and personal with lions, cheetas, leopards, elephants, hippos, giraffes, and just about every other African animal you can imagine.

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