About Harriet






1964-1972 > Outward Bound Kenya

Introduction |Basic Training | On the Mountain | To the Plains | Climbing Kilimanjaro | Wrapping Up |

Mountain Women: Outward Bound Mountain School, Kenya, 1967

Willing to try anything during my Peace Corps service, I applied to be a temporary instructor at the Outward Bound Mountain School. Located in Loitokitok, Kenya on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the school courses were for men with one exception. Once that year, young women from secondary schools throughout East Africa participated in the challenging program. In spite of my inexperience, I was accepted to be an instructor for that course.

On top!
On top!

After rigorous training, both physical and mental, we cllimbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Along with the students, I discovered abilities in myself that surprised and delighted me. And there were the hard lessons I learned; I would like to forget the details.

It was an experience I remember in great detail for the challenges and the victories that have served me well.


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