Tuesday, March 6, 2012

No Excuses: The Story of an Incredible Climb of Kilimanjaro


Need some inspiration today?  Try this incredible story about Kyle Maynard climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro from the REI blog.  I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro as a healthy 25 year-old, and it is still the most difficult thing I've ever done.  I continue to draw strength from the experience during difficult times.  Does Kyle's story inspire you to take on any big challenges? 


No Excuses: The Story of an Incredible Climb of Kilimanjaro

T.D. Wood
MON05MAR 2012

Viewers of ESPN may have seen an Outside the Lines segment that aired Sunday on 25-year-old Kyle Maynard. If you missed it, it's worth watching.
Maynard was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, which truncated all 4 of Maynard's limbs. In an amazing overcoming-the-odds story, this Outside the Lines mini-documentary titled "No Excuses" tells the tale of Maynard's determination to climb 19,431-foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Like, wow. Maynard's story gets me thinking about taking on something big like a Kilimanjaro climb I've pondered for a long, long time. What affect did it have on you?

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