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From: Radu Serban <>
Date: Thu, Aug 25, 2005, 2:40 pm
Subject: Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa urce pe Kilimanjaro

Thursday, August 25, 2005, 12: 09: 57 PM, you wrote:

co> ieri la Realitatea am vazut stirea. Uimitoare insa
co> adevarata. Un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa
co> urce pe Kilimanjaro 5895m. Este adevarat ca acest varf
co> este considerat un varf de trekking la altitudine dar
co> totusi e o reusita. Se vorbea pe lista de copii
co> practicanti ai alpinismului si iata ca exemplele nu
co> intarzie sa apara si sa continue cu reusite destul de
co> interesante.

cu echipament adecvat si antrenament bine condus nu cred ca i-a fost
foarte complicat... mai ales ca acelui copil probabil ca nu ii lipsea ceea ce
lipseste unuia din Romania (antrenat) pentru a face acelasi lucru:

sa nu uitam ca sibienii (11-13 ani) de la Soimii au luat toate "Raid Junior"-urile
franceze la care au fost invitati (erau niste concursuri dure, cu
rapeluri prin cascade, sanii trase de ciini) pina cind francezii s-au
plictisit sa tot dea marele premiu alor nostri:) si n-au mai primit

deci, cum spuneam, echipament si bani, ca, copii buni de ascensiune
avem si in Ro... pacat ca atunci cind ajung mari (si la propriu si la
figurat) nu mai sint demult prin Ro (vezi reportajele cu cei citiva
mii de elevi care pleaca anual dupa parintii lor)...

How difficult is the climb-can I do it
About 22, 000 climbers set out every year to conquer the Kilimanjaro peak. Several well-marked hiking routes lead to the summit of the mountain. To use the word "climber" is not always correct. Although none of these hikers routes really requires mountaineering skills, hiking to the "roof of Africa" is physically and mentally demanding and should not be under estimated. As much as 40% of those who set out to climb Kilimanjaro turn back before they reach Uhuru peak.
Today, hikers make up the bulk of all those who conquer Kilimanjaro, and the mountain is in fact one of the highest peaks accessible to hikers in the world. Of course there are extremely severe climbs available, including some grade 3+ climbs, but those we leave to the professional alpine climbers and experienced mountaineers. The information on this website is primarily concerned with the hiking routes, which "the average hikers" can follow successfully.
With the adequate preparation any reasonably fit person above the age of 12 years can reach the summit successfully, in fact the oldest person to date to reach the summit was a Frenchman Valtee Daniel at an age of 87!!

radu serban--
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Other messages in the same thread:
 [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa urce...catalin onceanuAug 25, 2005
   Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa...Catalin BorceaAug 25, 2005
   Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa...KirandulasAug 25, 2005
     Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste...catalin onceanuAug 25, 2005
   Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste sa...Radu SerbanAug 25, 2005
     Re: [a] un pusti american de 12 ani reuseste...Oana GaneaAug 25, 2005

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