Intrepid mountain guide Samuel has climbed Kilimanjaro over 500 times. So when his travellers are struggling to the summit, he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve to help encourage them along. Singing this traditional Kili trekking song is one of them.
On the fourth day of our climb it was plainly in sight, so close we felt like we could reach out and touch it—the exhaustion, the aches, pains, nighttime trips to the bathroom in below freezing temperatures with monkeys shrieking at our backs, the altitude sickness, it had all been worth it.
When an injustice means half of the world’s population might live a poorer, scarier life simply because of their gender, then fighting it is a no-brainer.