Break me into bigger pieces, so some of me is home with you.

Cancer Climber 2012 Kilimanjaro Expedition – Pictures

Highlights from the 2012 Cancer Climber Kilimajaro Expedition.

Jambo!
Jambo Bwana!
Habari gani
Mzuri Sana
Wageni!
Mwakaribishwa
Kilimanjaro
Hakuna Matata …

Tembea pole pole
Hakuna matata
Utafika salama
Hakuna matata
Kunywa maji mengi
Hakuna matata

Jambo: Greetings

Bwana: Respectful address

Habari gani: How are you?

Mzuri sana: Very fine

Wageni, mwakaribishwa: Foreigners, You are welcome

Hakuna matata: There are no worries

Tembea pole pole: Walk slow, slow

Utafika salama: Come safe

Kunywa maji mengi: Drink plenty of water

Our guides would break into songs and echo calls when you’d least expect it.  It served as a big morale booster to call back their cries of “Koochie koochie!”, “Jip jip jip!”, “pop pop pop!”, and “daron daron daron!”  It also let them know how gassed we were.

“Man, when you lose your laugh, you lose your footing.”

-Ken Kesey, One Flew Over The Cuokoo’s Nest

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