Potluck & Slideshow - The Roof of Africa: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Trip dates: Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to stand on top of Kilimanjaro? Or explore the wildlands of Africa? Join Pam as she guides an AMC Adventure Travel group on two ascents of the world's largest freestanding mountain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak rises majestically from the rolling savanna plain up through five microclimates with diverse ecosystems: rainforest, heather, moorland, desert, and arctic. With amazing views, Dr. Seuss-like vegetation, and remnants of massive glaciers, there is nothing like standing on the top of the Roof of Africa.

Climbing Kilimanjaro is difficult due to the high altitude, but many find it to be a life-changing experience, one of the most rewarding of their life. Similar sentiments are often expressed about a Tanzanian Safari. There is simply nothing like sitting in a rugged jeep in the middle of Africa, a few feet from dozens of graceful giraffes searching for leaves, herds of thundering wildebeests, or observing lions on a kill, the sounds of other unknown animals calling in the distance.

Join us as we travel through sight and sound to Tanzania and learn about what it takes to climb to the Roof of Africa, the incredible guides and porters who make it possible, and the warm and welcoming culture of one of the poorest countries in the world nonetheless rich in beauty and wildlife.

Potluck: If you wish to participate in the potluck, homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome:) Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for the stovetop. FYI: There is a Whole Foods conveniently located across from the Community College T Stop.


Public Transit: Take the Orange Line subway to the Community College stop or North Station stop. Walking times rom either stop to 10 City Square is approximately 10 minutes. Use Google Maps for walking directions from T. Parking: There are 2 nearby park

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Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
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Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at the AMC's Headquarters in Charlestown, MA.

Trip location: 
AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, 2nd floor, Charlestown, MA 02129
slideshow, potluck, Kilimanjaro, africa, climbing, backpacking
AMC Destination: 
AMC Boston Office
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Adults (18+)


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Creation date: 
2019-01-03 22:14:20.0
Last updated: 
2019-01-16 20:38:27.193