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The Blind Climbers of Kilimanjaro


Offbeat  (tags: exploration, Africa, disabilities, inspiration, inspiring )

Freya
- 86 days ago - bbc.com
On 20 February 1969, seven blind climbers and their four sighted companions completed the arduous trek to the 5,750m crater summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.



   

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Animae C (508)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 3:09 pm
The object of the expedition - the brainchild of John Wilson, founder of the charity Sightsavers - was to "help create a new image of blindness in Africa" and demonstrate that "trained blind people have the mental and physical stamina to achieve exacting goals".

Bravo!!!
 

Jay D (0)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 3:12 pm
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
 

Barb Knight (1685)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 4:13 pm
Bravo is right! TY for sharing this inspirational story, Freya!
 

Peggy B (43)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 10:00 am
Wow. Well done.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 10:37 am
What a wonderful story. Truly amazing climbers.Bless them for their strength.
Thanks Freya
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 7:57 pm
Thanks
 

John J (0)
Monday February 25, 2019, 2:45 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Monday February 25, 2019, 3:14 am
thanks
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Monday February 25, 2019, 4:14 am
Thank you for sharing.
 

Jerome S (0)
Monday February 25, 2019, 5:58 am
Thank you
 

Jim Ven (0)
Monday February 25, 2019, 7:15 am
Thanks.
 
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