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2013-01-18 08:21:28

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT (www.summitonthesummit.com) today proudly announced the successful ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro, marking the second time in three years that a team of cultural influencers and clean water advocates has climbed the mountain to raise awareness of the global clean water crisis. The group of 17 climbers, including Grammy-nominated musician Kenna, musician Mark Foster of Foster the People, actors Justin Chatwin and Beau Garrett,...

2013-01-03 08:22:39

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT (www.summitonthesummit.com) today officially kicked off its ambitious expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro in an effort to drive awareness and change to the global clean water crisis. Cultural influencers Justin Chatwin, Mark Foster, Chase Jarvis and Bryn Mooser join Grammy-nominated singer and philanthropist Kenna on the second ascent of Africa's tallest peak. SUMMIT's grueling seven-day, fifty-mile climb up Kilimanjaro is designed to...

2012-08-23 10:22:57

PHOENIX, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Murder on Kilimanjaro is the seventh and final book in the Summit Murder Mystery series by authors Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins. In the midst of his re-election bid, the U.S. president sets out to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He is joined by the African born son no one knew existed until now. Scott Devlon is summoned to help guide and accompany his entourage. The intrigue and mystery that has been an integral part of every Summit Murder...

2012-07-30 10:23:32

Reaching the "Roof of Africa" is every person's Mount Everest NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 19,341 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level is not a technical climb and can be walked, but many people underestimate the altitude factor. The Kilimanjaro National Park shows that only 41 percent actually reach Uhuru Peak and about 10 each year die from the attempt. Some of the world's fittest athletes have failed to reach the summit while others...

2012-04-18 02:23:25

SYDNEY, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has announced approval for philanthropic organisation, Wings of Kilimanjaro's request to launch two hundred paragliding and hang-gliding global activists off Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. The official flight date is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 www.wingsofkilimanjaro.com. Set to mark a global first, the group plan to ascend the gruelling 19,341 feet or 5,895 metre mountain,...

2012-02-15 16:00:00

Summit, N.J. woman reaches new heights -- Kilimanjaro -- in fitness and obesity battle. Amazing video footage from Big Fat Mountain documentary: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bigfatmountain/big-fat-mountain Summit, NJ (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Kara Richardson Whitely has taken her uphill battle against obesity to great heights — Mount Kilimanjaro -- and is sharing her story with a documentary called Big Fat Mountain. The 37-year-old Summit, N.J. woman hiked Africa´s...

2012-02-06 10:36:14

The composition of land surface — such as vegetation type and land use — regulates the interaction of radiation, sensible heat and humidity between the land surface and the atmosphere and, thus, influences ground level climate directly. For the first time, the Innsbruck climate scientists quantitatively examined whether land-cover changes (LCC) may potentially affect glacier loss. "We used Kilimanjaro in East Africa as a test case, where a significant decrease of forests at...

2011-07-18 11:16:00

MOUNT KILIMANJARO, Tanzania, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, seven adventurous men and women with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and four with Parkinson's disease (PD), along with nine climbing companions, reached the highest peak in Africa. This is the first time that a group of people with both of these neurodegenerative diseases have united as a committed team to reach a summit this high, all whilst showing solidarity in supporting one another every step of the way. This climb...

2010-12-13 04:37:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Laureus at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=f8b50df0-e6ce-4b60-9de1-6ad6cf829314 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has suspended her first attempt to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania after feeling unwell on the fourth day of the ascent. Martina was assisted down the mountain by porters and driven to the nearby Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre for assessment. She was in good spirits as she left the...

2010-11-01 08:30:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolrich, the choice of adventurers and travelers for more than 180 years, has partnered with Daniel Dorr for the upcoming tour of his book, Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it all on top of Africa. The book chronicles Dorr's journey to the top of Kilimanjaro - in which he succeeded in a Woolrich waterproof breathable jacket - and the lessons learned along the way. This fall Dorr will once again be wearing the brand that helped him achieve his...