Mount Kilimanjaro

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Legless Man Scales Kilimanjaro on Hands

Spencer West hopes to use climb to raise money for Kenyan water initiative

(Newser) - Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro's 19,300 feet is tough enough for most people. But Spencer West just spent seven days climbing to the top on his hands, reports ABC News . West, who lost both his legs when he was 5 years old, estimates he did 80% of the climb on... More »

US Climber, 15, Sets 7-Peak Record

Jordan Romero has climbed tallest mountain on each continent

(Newser) - While most of you were busily sucking down eggnog, Jordan Romero, the boy mountain climber who became the youngest to scale Mt. Everest , was down in Antarctica setting a seven-peak record. The 15-year-old reached the summit of Mt. Vinson Massif yesterday, making him the youngest to climb the tallest peak... More »

Kilimanjaro, Grand Canyon Among '7 Wonders' Finalists

(Newser) - Twenty-eight finalists made the cut today for the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” poll, including the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the AP reports. Organizers expect 1 billion people to vote online or by phone before the winners are announced in 2011. Other wonders up... More »

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