ALACHUA ‒ In May 2023, two local residents, Nancy Baumann and Sherrilene Classen, travelled to the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, an experience that would test not only their physical limits, but their emotional resilience as well.

Located just over 200 miles south of the Equator, these intrepid explorers experienced sub-zero temperatures, powerful winds, and braved the toughest conditions nature can muster in their quest to reach the summit. “This is not your beach vacation,” said Classen. “There are risks involved.”

Over eight days, trekking through five climate zones to the artic zone at the top, climbing Kilimanjaro is a challenging adventure that requires physical fitness and mental strength.

Sitting down with Ben Boukari, Jr., of “I Know a Guy” podcasts, the two recount their epic journey to conquer the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Africa, spiraling 19,341 ft. above sea level.

Amidst the physical challenges, Classen and Baumann also share a deeply moving spiritual moment that forever transformed their lives. In the midst of the mountain’s majestic solitude, they found themselves immersed in a transcendental moment of self-reflection and profound connection to the world around them.

Listen to their captivating journey in entirety by visiting https://youtu.be/gP7cDXMEdr8 in an internet browser, going to YouTube.com and searching for “I Know a Guy Podcast 0005” or scanning the following with a smartphone:

 W QR Kilimanjaro






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