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The Blind Climbers of Kilimanjaro

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

- 86 days ago -
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".


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

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

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

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
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