From climbing the world’s single tallest mountain to exploring archeological sites in Mexico and Italy, Kimberly Brown has been adventure-minded since she began turning the pages of her family’s National Geographic collection as a child. She has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, been a ski instructor in Aspen, Colorado, skydived multiple times and studied abroad. Her love of culture and languages has taken her on amazing journeys. She has traveled to many countries.

Kimberly’s parents were influential in her travel aspirations. They have spent their lives traveling the world together and have accomplished feats such as skiing via helicopter drop-off on New Zealand’s glaciers. Domestically, her parents have hiked the Grand Canyon, the Appalachian Trail and completed many marathons. Kimberly Brown’s mother mostly enjoys SCUBA these days, while her father always looked forward to snow skiing every winter.

In 2010, Kimberly Brown and her team joined ranks of mountaineers who have climbed the highest single mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Each year, people die trying to reach the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak, standing at almost 20,000 feet above sea level. Thanks to great guides from Detasa and nearly a year of training, Kimberly and her team were successful.


Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro Photos

African Safari Photos

Other Adventure Photos

European Travel Photos

Photo Galleries

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Kimberly’s Stats

Altitude: 19,340 feet

Distance: 60 miles

Duration: 8 days

Route: Western Breach via

the Lemosho Route

to Uhuru Peak

at the summit

Climbers: Kimberly, Evan, Fay,

Jason, Michael and Doug

Guide Company:

Tanzanian Guides: Justin,

Buster and Ari from Detasa

Method: Trekking and

free climbing (no ropes)

Climates: Rain forest

to arctic glaciers

Perils: Altitude sickness,

mild frostbite, lost toenails

Injuries/Accidents: None

Success Level: The Top!