10 Charlotte Area Women Hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro
This is a girls trip like no other. 10 Charlotte area women hiked Mt Kilimanjaro. Let’s wrap our heads around that for a minute. This is one of the highest peaks in the entire world and these ladies decided to take it on together.
WSOCTV reports the ladies trained at Crowders Mountain in Gaston County. And at 19,300 feet Mt Kilimanjaro is twelve times the size of Crowders. They tell reporter Ken Lemon that some were inspired by the love of the outdoors, others inspired by the feeling of accomplishment something like that might bring. Some wanted to inspire other women to live a healthy active lifestyle.
The ladies reportedly were very challenged by the harsh and oppressive winds. No matter the conditions, they pressed on. One of the climbers called the experience “life changing”, another “soulful”. And as they were being interviewed by Ken Lemon on the top of Crowders Mountain they shared with him their mantra, “One team, one dream, Nonstop, to the top!” Oh, and did I mention that one of these ladies is 61 years old?
As a woman and just as a person, this story inspired me to move more, do more, accomplish more, dream bigger. To learn more about the incredible ten interviewed on Channel 9, get details right here.