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Kilimanjaro for Hope DVD & Video
« on: Nov 21 2004, 23:17 »

Hi all,

I just finished watching a new DVD about a special Kilimanjaro climb, called Kilimanjaro for Hope.
In this movie, 20+ climbers from the US climbed the less traveled Western Breach side of Kilimanjaro, including a night in the Crater.
They climbed to raise funds for a children's hospital (there one of the baby's in a very critical position is named Hope) in Florida and a homeless children's care center in Tanzania, both of them are also featured on the DVD.

Not everybody made it to the highest point of Africa, it is a good overview of what a Kilimanjaro climb can be like: rough hiking, anything from sun to snow and many altitude problems. They were wise enough to take about 8 days, that's why most of the (inexperienced) climbers still made it to the summit.

The DVD is made professionally with menus & extras, including a nice interview with the guide, extra shots of the Children's hospital and care center as well as some basic info about gear for Kili etc..
There is only one camera and that is noticeable as also the camera woman gets affected by the altitude, but she keeps on filming and the result is not the most professional IMAX type of film, but a good an honest overview of what it can be like to climb Kili without making it any easier than it is.

Recommended for anybody planning to go to Kili or interested in the charity.

See more information about the movie & how to buy it (only $16 for DVD, $12 for Video) here,
directly at the special website www.kilimanjaroforhope.com
« Last Edit: Nov 21 2004, 23:33 by 7summits »
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