The first in a series of entries by Mark from the filming trip to Tanzania

This is one huge mountain!

I was mostly concerned with getting down, so I did not get a picture until this shot, somewhere around 14,000 feet. This is also the point at which I started to feel a little bit like I was going to live!

Although only seven weeks post-surgery, it was not my hernia that kept me from the peak of Africa’s tallest mountain, but the altitude itself. Of course, I knew I had a battle going in … my tallest training hike was only about 2,000 feet. And sometimes, the mountain just wins.

Still, all is well. I went to Africa and climbed higher than any mountain in the lower 48 states! and, most importantly, I made it down under my own power. The rest of the story, is a long one. Many photos, posts and video to come.

Jambo, Mark