New Year's Summiteers

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Wolfe

Crimson hikers (from left) Anne Walston ’67, Éva Borsody Das ’63, and Ken Moller ’69 spent early 2008 in Tanzania, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, in an international group sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club. To combat altitude sickness, the trekkers took six days to ascend; they needed only a day and a half to return to base camp. They spent about 20 minutes on the summit. “I don’t remember a lot of it,” Das told her Massachusetts hometown paper, the Hull Times. “Your brain cells are dying. I don’t remember the wind or the cold.” She’d already gone climbing again, in the Catskills.

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