Editor’s note: Blake Stave and Jared Mack, of Fargo and Rugby, N.D., respectively, scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, this past August. Stave agreed to share their adventure with The Forum.
MOSHI, Tanzania – Our trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro began at the Machame Gate for a hike up what is referred to as the “Whiskey Route,” – a moniker given in earlier years because we came across no whiskey along the route.
Fortunately we made a quick stop as we drove up to the park gate and grabbed a bottle of Red Label which we sipped out of plastic coffee cups in the evenings after a long days hike.
Our team consisted of our guide, a shorter Tanzanian gentleman who appeared as though he would have no