Her Journey to

Mt. Kilimanjaro

with a recovering back injury

Africa is known for many nature scenery, wildlife and seclusion. However, a dormant volcano in Tanzania is one of the most sought after climbs.  With an elevation of 19,341ft (5895 metres) and summit about 16,100 ft (4,900 metres). What does it really take to hike this mountain known as Mt. Kilimanjaro.

I got a chance to chat with Helen Milovanovic as she gave her perspective hiking up this volcanic monstrosity with her group.  Listen to the full podcast here.

Helen said

"Oh man, I don't know. And he's like, let's just book it. And so we just bought our flight and I'm like, Oh God, I didn't even think that through. Like I haven't trained, they haven't done anything. And then as you know like pretty much a month after I booked it I got injured like my back injuries so I was out of commission for like four months."

She knew

"At an altitude of 14,000 I was getting like shortness of breath and I knew that'll be a bigger challenge was going to be altitude sickness."

Helen Milovanovic

is an avid hiker, skier, climber, and an adventurer.She explored places like Patagonia, snow-climbed Bridal Veil Falls, hiked in the Rocky Mountains, and many more. She is able to accomplish all these long trips while still holding down a 9-5. Instagram @helen2k00

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